Karigo Msuya

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

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Karigo is a conscientious student who has worked hard as he adjusted to the IB Diploma Programme. He has a strong work ethic, a resilient mindset and has the determination and capacity to succeed.

Karigo excels at team sports, particularly enjoying basketball and football. He represents his school in both these U19 teams and helps to train and develop younger members of the teams. A keen debater, he took part in the EAMUN, advocating resolutions for climate change. Through his Outdoor Pursuits Programme he also takes part in regular hiking trips in the mountains.

Karigo is an active member of his school community. He is a student advisor and representative; he works with the Student Government helping organise and run school events such as the Valentine's Dance, Sports Weekend, International Day, a graduation ceremony; and worked backstage during the play. He has also organised successful mental health workshops during his school's Project Week for over 30 people from different schools.

Karigo has varied Citizenship interests: as part of his service, he supports 3 primary schools in Moshi to improve their facilities by helping to paint school walls, organise toy and book donations, plant gardens, and fundraise. His summer project has a different focus, and aims to address the violence faced by many women, through learning about women’s rights and working with schemes which support these women.

Beacon Workshop Participation

Karigo's 2023 Summer Beacon Citizenship Project was Kupaza Sauti za Wasichana na Wanawake (Strengthening and Sharing the Voices of Women and Girls) - focusing on the problems women face and how change may be implemented.

In Leadership Workshops, Karigo is increasingly confident in his leadership skills and participates well to achieve the collective aims of the group.