Lemuel Mandara Mgaba

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18 years old, attended Shrewsbury School, UK until June 2022 and is now on a gap year. Lem was awarded a Beacon Scholarship in 2011.

Lem finished Shrewsbury School with a solid record of academic achievement - a testament to his continued hard-work and determination throughout his time at school.

During his time at Shrewsbury, Lem was active in many co-curricular areas too: a keen musician, he achieved his grade 8 saxophone and played in the school jazz band. He’s a keen and skilled hockey player, representing his school numerous times, and has been involved in SHREWMUN – the school’s Model United Nations debate club.  

Over the years, Lem developed his profile at school, taking on various leader and prefect roles. He was a keen champion of East African culture and took the lead on the EA stand for a school cultural fair. He also organised male/female sports events aimed at addressing sexism in sports. He has championed the charity ‘Justice Defenders’ over the years and recently has also supported a teenage cancer charity, raising funds for both charities extremely effectively.

Beacon Workshop Participation

For his Summer Beacon Citizenship Project 2022, Lem made an educational film portraying the voices and stories of people in Dar Es Salaam and celebrating Tanzanian culture.

Lem is an active and creative contributor to Beacon Leadership Workshops. He demonstrates leadership and has shown himself able to delegate within a group to complete a given task.