Lawrence Mutua


2022 Lawrence Photo large17 years old, attending St. Andrew's Senior School, Turi, Kenya. Lawrence was awarded a Beacon Scholarship in June 2014.

Lawrence has worked hard this year adjusting to the demands of his A-level subjects: Business Studies, Physical Education and Religious Studies. He has shown steady progress, putting in extra hours of study and weekly sessions with his teachers and achieved Bs in all subjects in his mock exams. He has matured and become more confident in his work.

In sports, Lawrence represented his school in the hockey team, winning the KAISSO tournament where he was the leading assist provider, and coming second in another. He has continued to develop his football skills by training several times a week and captained his house football team, getting to the final. He has also been running several times a week.

Lawrence helped with boarding house duties, supported Prefects in other activities, and has himself been appointed a Prefect for next year. He extended his friendship to younger pupils and has met his peer mentee each week. He was part of a helping team for the Turi 7s rugby and netball tournament and led another for an U15 hockey tournament.

For his citizenship activities, Lawrence spoke in Assembly to encourage the donation of books for the community library, and collected books from departing students. He led his Turi Leadership Award service group at a children’s home and also cleaning up a market, giving a speech in Kiswahili to the local community. He mentored students and helped lead sports sessions at the Prep School.

Beacon Workshop Participation

Lawrence's 2022 Summer Beacon Citizenship Project was about raising awareness and educating residents of Mukuru Kwa Reuben about mental health.

In Leadership Workshops, Lawrence has developed a natural confidence and speaks up frequently. He delegates responsibilities well, is a great group leader and has grown in maturity. He has the capacity to lead.