Ebenezer Laltaika

Ebenezer large13 years old, attending UWC East Africa, Arusha, Tanzania. Ebenezer was awarded a Beacon Scholarship in June 2021.

Ebenezer previously attended Kennedy House International School where he was on a sports scholarship, and his favourite subjects were History, English, Geography and Art.

Ebenezer was School Sports Captain in 2020-2021. He was the best swimmer of 2020 and has competed in the Northern Tanzania International School Sports Competitions; in athletics he was awarded sports colours for cross-country, being the best performing athlete of 2020. Ebenezer is a certified mountain climber. He has also had leading parts in drama performances, and sings well.

He was a student council member in 2020-2021. He has strong principles, challenges himself and sets a good example for others. He is a natural leader - a positive and motivational influence on his peers, and looked up to by younger children as a role model.

He has been involved in community and school litter collections and played a part in the eco-council and recycling schemes at school. Through school community programmes, he has spent time in local schools working with younger children; and he teaches English, Maths, and football at Meserani School for disadvantaged children of Maasai livestock keepers, where he volunteers in the holidays.

Beacon Workshop Participation

As a new Beacon Scholar, Ebenezer spoke about his service activities. He coordinated the introduction of a new subject PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) at the Meserani School and taught the Maasai children the subjects that were key to their academic development.