Ryan Mbai

Ryan Mbai Large117 years old, attending the University of Bristol, UK. Ryan was awarded a Beacon Scholarship in May 2020.

Ryan is studying towards a BSc in Finance, having achieved A*A*A* in Maths, Business Studies and Psychology in his A-Levels. He attended Brookhouse School in Nairobi, where he held a Sports and Academic scholarship.

He was Football captain and is an accomplished footballer who played in the U15, U17 and U19 school teams. He initiated soccer extravaganza BASE and worked with others to fund-raise for the class project in Machakos, achieving a target of US$2000.

Ryan visits his local rural primary school in Kitui and teaches the children Maths. He also raises funds for stationery and clothes for the children. He was elected Finance Manager of the school’s Enterprise Club.

Beacon Workshop Participation

As a new Beacon Scholar, Ryan spoke about his service activities.  He organised the supply of stationery and computers to the local primary school in his home village in Kitui.  This helped the students perform very well in the KCPE exams, coming top 10 in the country.  He also arranged for donations of footballs and football jerseys for the local youth team.