Leadership Symposium - August 2018

The 2018 Beacon Leadership Symposium began with the introduction of New Beacon Scholars and a welcome to visitors. 

Outstanding leadership and academic achievements of Beacon Scholars in the past year were recognised with Trustee Commendations:

  • Lawrence Mutua: awarded a Sports Scholarship on top of his Beacon Scholarship to St Andrew's Senior School, Turi
  • Malaika Njema: awarded the top academic prize for her Year 9 year group at King's College Taunton
  • Alexa Ouma: awarded the Effort Award for her Year 10 year group at Brookhouse
  • Nyawira Mburia: came 8th out of 2500 students in the debating competition at World Scholars in Malaysia
  • Amy Migunda: 7A*, 2A, 2B at GCSE - School Awards for Academic Excellence in Maths, Physics, Sociology
  • Awuor Onguru: Won the top award at Interlochen Creative Arts Summer Camp, for outstanding achievement in both performance and citizenship
  • Gloria Tergat: Achieved A*AA at A-level, securing her place to read Social Policy at LSE 
  • Darryl Ursin: Repeated the success of his first year and again achieved a First in his second year at LSE studying Actuarial Science
  • Farzana Huysman: Has secured a job at McKinsey & Co, London after she graduates from her Cambridge Engineering degree next summer

We then welcomed our Keynote Speaker Patrick Mutuku, ex-Starehe and now a second year law student at the University of Nairobi. Patrick was supported at Starehe by the Beacon.

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Patrick inspired us with an address centred on his own personal journey and the idea that whatever your background, it should not hold you back.

We then moved on to the Scholar Citizenship presentations. Projects were grouped into themes:

  • Children and Education
  • Environment and Recycling
  • Health and Hygiene
  • Vulnerable Youth
  • New Thoughts

Here are some pictures from this part of the event:

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 Finally, New Scholars were invited to share with the Community their specific citizenship experiences.

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All Citizenship Project presentations and videos are available for viewing in individual Scholar Profiles on the Scholars tab.