Nicole Mgomella

Nicole Mgomella photo large15 years old, attending International School of Tanganyika, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Nicole was awarded a Beacon Scholarship in June 2021.

This year has been one of transition to IB MYP at IST, and Nicole has endeavoured to familiarise herself with the curriculum and grading. She has worked hard to submit strong assignments and can be focused and engaged in class.

Nicole has been practising her guitar ready for her grade 1 exam and enjoys arts and crafts, for example crochet. She enjoys Taekwondo and put herself forward for her green belt at the end of term 1.

An empathetic student, Nicole has mentored new students, helping them orient themselves in a new environment; she leads a Sunday school group, focusing on faith, charity and the importance of volunteering in society. She is also interested in encouraging girls to study STEAM subjects and is leader of Ecovengers environmental group. A keen environmentalist, Nicole is leader of the school green club which plans to produce vegetables to be used in the school cafeteria. She hopes to have more members in green club next year, allowing more ambitious projects to be undertaken.

Beacon Workshop Participation

Nicole’s 2022 Summer Beacon Citizenship Project was about promoting young women’s rights and self-reliance in Kenya by teaching them how to crochet for profit.

In Leadership Workshops, Nicole has shown herself to be passionate about subjects close to her heart. Her presentation and communication skills have improved enormously over the course of the year and her contributions are insightful.