Faraja Laiser

2022 Faraja Laiser photo

18 years old, attending St Constantine’s International School, Arusha, Tanzania. Faraja was awarded a Beacon Scholarship in June 2019.

Faraja has worked hard in her IGCSE year, juggling her academic studies with her co-curricular activities and leadership roles. She sought out guidance from her teachers, attended extra lessons and practised past papers to continually improve her grades. She was rewarded with a good set of results, achieving mostly A’s.

Faraja has represented the school in netball, basketball, volleyball and touch rugby at UWC Sports Weekend and has been appointed Captain of the netball team. She led her house as Head of Key Stage 4 and planned and participated in interhouse Olympics. She has been an integral part of the school play, also working backstage.

As Leader of Key Stage 4, Faraja planned numerous events and led assemblies. She played an active role in the service council. She attended a Round Square conference where she represented the school internationally; and the International Day of the Girl school conference where she was a group leader, presenting her group’s views.

Faraja was part of the planning committee for and participated in World Clean Up Day and printed posters to promote body positivity. She has been chosen to take a lead in the student peer teaching programme for Yr 10 students. She helped run an art booth for fun day, supervising primary boarders and encouraging older students to help.

Beacon Workshop Participation

Faraja’s 2022 Summer Beacon Citizenship Project focused on providing a range of mentorship programmes for girls at the Pipi House Foundation in Arusha.

In Leadership Workshops, Faraja participated very well: she came alive during breakout rooms, contributed positively and was courteous to other Scholars. She acknowledged group members’ contributions and encouraged quieter members to participate.