Karigo Msuya

2021 Karigo large15 years old, attending UWC East Africa, Moshi, Tanzania. Karigo was awarded a Beacon Scholarship in June 2020.

Karigo has settled in well to his new school and has worked hard to adapt to the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. He is a capable learner, achieving mostly grade 5s (‘high quality work’) in his first and second semester reports, with effort grades of good and satisfactory. He also received an IB Learner Profile ‘Knowledgeable Award’ for class participation and mindset.

He has worked on his stamina this year and has improved his time in the 400m and has now progressed to the 5km. He joined the U15 basketball team, training weekly, and has been working on his football skills with the aim of joining teams for tournaments and competitions. In drama, he has managed to improve through discussions with his teacher.

Karigo joined the Eco Club and volunteered to be Chairman. He has been an active member, working to improve the school environment. He has worked with the student government, contributing ideas and planning events. Karigo has also made efforts to connect with other Scholars in school and make more friends.

As a prominent member of the Eco Club he made posters on saving energy, and worked on projects to improve plastic waste recycling eg trash bins made out of recycled plastic bottles. He also participated in food and book drives, donating items.

Beacon Workshop Participation

Karigo's 2021 Summer Beacon Citizenship Project was about reducing plastic waste production and improving plastic waste recycling in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 

In Leadership Workshops, he answers questions well, has good diction, is confident and takes criticism positively. Karigo researches thoroughly, can express his views and seems well-informed.