This summer King’s welcomed the first two winners of the African Leadership Centre scholarship to London on two summer programmes. Jasper Lubeto and Fraciah Munyua, who both study at the University of Nairobi in Kenya, spent two weeks interacting with students from all over the world.
Jasper came to London in July for three weeks to study Forced Migration and Refugee Law, one of King’s Legal London programmes.
“I chose this programme as I have an interest in international human rights law and public international law. The classes were engaging and so diverse, meaning everyone has a different point of view to put forward,” Jasper said. “It was great being able to discuss the refugee crisis affecting parts of the world at the moment. It’s a real emotive subject and is a topic that’s alive.”
Jasper was nominated for the scholarship by his faculty in Nairobi and is now mentoring fellow students back in Nairobi as well as engaging in research projects related to the programme in London. “I am positive that the multi-jurisdictional exposure and perspectives gained from the programme will be of great help.”