Shawn Mwenje

 Shawn Mwenje Oct Large19 years old, will be attending the university of Cambridge, UK in 2021.  Shawn was awarded a Beacon Scholarship in May 2020.

Shawn has accepted an Unconditional offer for September 2021 from Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge to study towards a BA in Architecture, having achieved A*AA in Art & Design, Maths, and Physics in his A-Levels. He attended St Andrew’s School, Turi.

Shawn was in the school basketball team, provided sound and technical support for music and drama, and designed the front cover of the school’s published book – Whispers from the River. He also shot and published a YouTube film on the school Rugby Tournament, and was the school photographer.

A School and Boarding House Prefect voted by students, Shawn was also on the Mental Health Committee. He also led expeditions to partner schools to support the local community, creating shelving for a community project.

He was in the Charity Committee, took up the UN Challenge of being one of 7 Global social leaders and created ‘Tembea Turi’ (‘Let’s Walk Turi’) project, encouraging individuals in the community to go to school. He was also part of the team that designed and built a woodstove installed at Loita hills to reduce indoor pollution.

Beacon Workshop Participation

As a new Beacon Scholar, Shawn spoke about his service activity, buidling shelves for a local primary school in Molo.