Ella Obonyo

Ella Obonyo photo large20 years old, attending Imperial College London. Ella was awarded a Beacon Scholarship in May 2021.

Ella is studying towards a BSc in Medical Biosciences. She has improved her laboratory skills and developed an appropriate method for university learning. She achieved at least 70% in progress assessments and 60% in module exams, ending the year with an overall 2.1.

Ella is a member of the football team. She has trained three times a week with them and participated in friendly matches and tournaments. She hiked up the Mt Kenya Naromoru Trail, goes to the gym and does home workouts regularly. She studied for her Level 1 Spanish exam and is awaiting the results.

She attended Toastmasters Club, a webinar on interview skills and workshops on communication to improve her presentation skills, and she is the in-coming secretary of the East African Society for the next academic year.

An engaged citizen, Ella has volunteered with the British Red Cross every week for 2-3 hours and participated in training with them. She also joined the children’s team at church in the Spring Term. Through the Open Mind club, she learnt about mental health issues, then helped others to recognise signs and ways to help sufferers.

Beacon Workshop Participation

Ella’s 2022 Summer Beacon Citizenship Project was about enhancing the learning experience of children at Young Life Africa Children’s Home and Oldorko Mosiro Primary School.

In Leadership Workshops, Ella has increased in confidence; she can be enthusiastic and is succinct and relevant in her contributions.