News from SCIS:

Beacon Sponsor’s Visit

Beacon scholars Faraja Laiser and  Collins Mgomella recently were honoured by a visit from their regional coordinator.

The Beacon Scholarship is a leadership development programme that nurtures ‘change-makers’. They find young people with leadership potential who have financial need, provide them with access to the highest quality education, offer leadership training and ‘high-touch’ mentoring, and create a vertical pathway for transition into leadership positions. The vision is to develop a group of ethical change-makers who have a multiplier effect to generate positive social change.

It is privately funded and presently operates in the UK and East Africa.

The Beacon has developed partnerships with world-class educational institutions such as St Constantine’s International School. Each School contributes 1/3 of a Beacon Scholar’s annual tuition (and where appropriate, boarding) fees; The Beacon contributes 1/3 and the student 1/3.

St Constantine’s also has its own private scholarships for high-achieving students who require financial assistance.

Pictured (left to right) are Clement Nderitu – Beacon Mentor for Collins, Faraja Laiser – Year 9 Beacon Scholar,
Dr Susan Kiragu – Beacon Regional Coordinator, Collins Mgomella – Year 11 Beacon Scholar and Lucy Thiong’o – Beacon Mentor for Faraja.