Double Celebrations at NCUK’s Nairobi Centre
Two of the brightest and best students from Brookhouse International School received scholarship certificates at a special Award Ceremony at the start of the academic year.
Carilton Maina and Nikhil Wason are the ninth and tenth recipients of the President’s UK Scholarship. This prestigious award helps gifted students from Kenya to start their university career in the UK. A unique funding project, it is jointly supported by NCUK, Brookhouse School – NCUK’s delivery partner in Kenya, and nine of the NCUK universities. Carilton has chosen to study Electronic and Communications Engineering at the University of Leeds and Nikhil has started his undergraduate degree programme in Electrical Engineering and Economics at the University of Liverpool.
During his speech of thanks, Carilton said: “I am excited by the prospect of joining Leeds University. After completing my studies, I intend to come back and make a positive contribution towards the realisation of Kenya’s long-term education goals.”
Also speaking at the awards evening held on Brookhouse’s Nairobi campus, Nikhil said: “I would just like to emphasise how grateful I am to all the stakeholders of this noble charity, giving children in need the most valuable gift of all, a quality education and I pray I am just one of the first in a long chain of many more successful graduates to come.”
Pictured from the left, Chief Guest, Polycarp Igathe, CEO of Vivo Kenya, Carilton Maina, Nikhil Wason, Fionn Brennan, International Officer from the University of Leeds and Eric Mulundi, Head of Brooklhouse Secondary School.