Trustee Commendations - August & September 2021

Outstanding leadership and academic achievements of Beacon Scholars in the past year were recognised with Trustee Commendations during the Citizenship Project e-Review Sessions held on 21 August and 18 September 2021:

  • Anne Arum: Studying Economics and Maths at Surrey, Anne is commended for securing and working on placement over the last year with the Sony Corporation where she acquired both technical and soft skills, working in a team to create a concise tax guide for the company.
  • Arthur Ddamulira: Achieved a First in his first year studying Law at Cardiff, and won the prestigious Freshfield Bruckhaus Deringer Stephen Lawrence Scholarship for 2021-22. He also secured an internship with New York-based international law firm Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich, and took up several leadership positions within the university.
  • Mirengeri Diallo: Awarded a fully-funded Scholarship to Trinity College, Cambridge to read Human, Social and Political Sciences for the academic year 2022/23. Additionally, awarded the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA) Award for Excellence, in recognition of her community/service activities.
  • Areeg Ashraf Emarah: Now a proud Beacon Alumna, Areeg is commended for graduating from University of Cambridge with a 2.1 in Information and Computer Engineering and gaining a permanent position at Cisco Systems. She is also commended for receiving the Vice-Chancellor’s Social Impact Award for her Access Initiatives and her student activism whilst at Cambridge.
  • Irene Githatu: Achieved best overall grades at her school in her June 2021 IGCSE exams, scoring 4 A* and 6 As.
  • Nicole Jean-Louis: Achieved an overall First in her second year studying Education Studies at Bristol and won an academic prize with the Bristol Institute of Teaching and Learning; she also secured a 6-week internship with the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies.
  • Santayian Kantai: Commended for securing a sought-after 14-week work placement for her 3rd year, working for Sapphire Medical Foundation.
  • Malcolm Kazimil: Achieved four As in his AS-level results; and was appointed Head of Boarding House, School Prefect and Acting Chair of the Student Council for 2020/21.
  • Lemuel Mbaga: Appointed as School Prefect for his final school year, despite having been physically absent from school for most of the year due to COVID-19.
  • Ryan Mbai: Achieved an overall First in his first year studying Finance at Bristol and secured an internship with Kuramo Capital Management in Nairobi.
  • Wise Musinguzi: Studying Law at Surrey, Wise was commended for securing a work placement year with Warner Bros UK as a European Film Business Intern. He also obtained a coveted student fellowship at the Surrey Centre for Law and Philosophy, a Uni-run legal think tank.
  • Zawadi Mwambeyu: Studying Engineering at Bristol, Zawadi was commended for winning the National Finals of the highly competitive Women in Property Student Awards sponsored by Savills. She also secured a 7-week summer internship within the Faculty of Engineering at Bristol.
  • Ryan Nduma: Awarded the prestigious Head of School Award at Hillcrest for social awareness and being the Co-Founder of Serve the Vulnerable, serving his local community during the COVID-19 pandemic; he also won an alumni Award for Student of the Year.
  • Trevor Ntutu: Studying Aeronautical Engineering at Bristol, Trevor was commended for his work as President of the East African Society, where he organised the largest collaborative online event between 17 UK and US East African Societies, receiving the Group of the Month Award from the Students Union. He also secured an internship at data management company DataCubed in Bristol.
  • Risper Okello: Achieved 8 A* and 2 As in her June 2021 IGCSE exams.