Meet Brooke Mumbi Wandia, Digital Essay Competition (DEC) Alumni Winner

My name is Brooke Mumbi Wandia, I participated in the Digital Essay Competition in 2019 and emerged as the top winner. I was awarded scholarship money, a tablet, a t-shirt, carrier bags, pens, and a certificate.

I started school in Joshua Kiongo Memorial Church Primary School in Kiambu County from class one to six and later transferred to Fairlawns Public Primary School in Kiambu County where I sat for my Kenya Certificate of Primary Education and excelled with 409 marks. Thereafter, I joined Maryhill Girls High School in Kiambu County where I worked smart and attained an A- of 75 points in my KCSE.

My dream is to join United States International University (USIU) in the hope of becoming one of the best-known diplomats in Kenya and beyond.

Mumbi Brooke Wandia (Second left) 2019 Digital Essay Competition Winner in English Secondary category.

The three things that made me won in the Digital Essay Competition were:

  1. Determination
  2. The urge to become a famous writer
  3. An open mind and the desire to win

My profession is writing and I am currently working on my first book entitled Life is an Enigma. It is a book borrowed from my life story.

My advice to other students is to grab opportunities that come their way. DEC is a wonderful program and, the world is an oyster and DEC is one of them. Don’t fear trying but instead fear losing an opportunity.

Interesting facts about Brooke

I love writing and baking. It is an inspiration from my mother who was a good teacher of English, a writer and most especially a good cook.

My best experience is when I met my father after so many years. Even though he wasn’t there to see me grow up, I still remain thankful to the Lord for reuniting me with him.

My favorite food is fried rice with grilled chicken.

I spend most of my free time writing, singing and reading novels. Writing and reading help to build my imagination.

My inspiration is my dream to become a great diplomat. It remains to be since I love being outspoken. Interacting with different people, listening to their ideas and coming up with solutions to various problems is my admiration.

My principle is my determination. I remain ambitious and choose to follow my dreams. Some people may have certain opinions about me which may be positive or negative but I remain focused on my goal.