Zawadi Mwambeyu

Zawadi2 Large19 years old, attending the University of Bristol, UK. Zawadi was awarded a Beacon Scholarship for Schools in June 2018, and for University in May 2019. Zawadi has also been awarded a Think Big Scholarship at Bristol.

Zawadi is studying towards an MEng in Civil Engineering, having achieved 2A* in Geography and Biology and 3A’s in Maths, Further Maths, and Physics in her A-Levels. In her iGCSEs she achieved 9A* and 3As.

Zawadi has been Head Girl at Greensteds International School in Nakuru, Kenya. She is a cross country runner, and a member of the school Rounders and Hockey Teams. She enjoys drama and took a lead role in the school production of “Joseph”. She was Lead 2nd Violin in the School Orchestra.

As Head Girl, together with the Head Boy, she had to re-focus and unite a discordant prefect body, regaining respect which had been lost within the wider student body. She was a peer counsellor, both academic and pastoral, for newcomers to Greensteds. She was nominated for the Debate Showcase at the Final of World Scholars Cup Tournament of Champions at Yale University.

Zawadi was on the committee for the Lipal Arts Festival; in 2017 she was Chair of the Environmental Club which organises collection of plastic bottles to be upcycled. She has been Deputy Division Director of Stand Up, Shout Out (SUSO) Nakuru Division. SUSO is a youth organisation providing a voice against the ills and injustices within society. In Jan 2019 Zawadi joined the Greensteds Social Service Learning initiative, and taught at a local primary school.

Zawadi’s father is a site manager, and her mother is a university lecturer.

Beacon Workshop Participation

Zawadi's 2019 Summer Beacon Citizenship Project was working with vulnerable children at Lewa Children's Home.

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At Leadership Workshops, Zawadi is mature, sociable, and participates readily in group activities. She is an energetic and positive influence on the group, and is learning how to become more forthright with her views.