Kenya’s decorated teacher, Peter Tabichi, who was in March won the coveted Global Teacher Prize 2019 met US President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Monday.
Tabichi is in expected to attend the 74th session of United Nations General Assembly next week, where he is set to address the delegates and give insights on how he managed to excel as a teacher in a community where poverty is widespread.
Some of his students have represented Kenya at global competitions even winning the
White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham commended Tabichi’s dedication and commitment, saying he is a great inspiration.
“His dedication, hard work, and belief in his student’s talent has led his poorly resourced school in Kenya to emerge victorious after taking on the country’s best schools in national science competitions. Peter, you inspire us all! Thank you for your commitment to your students,” she said in a tweet.
Tabichi, a Maths and Physics teacher in Keriko secondary school in Pwani Village, in Rift Valley80 percent of his salary towards supporting needy students.
The Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2019, which comes with a $1m cash prize, is presented annually to an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to their profession.
Tabichi’s student also went ahead to win a Ksh.202,000 U.N. Sustainable Development Goal Award in May, thanks to his efforts in establishing a talent nurturing club” and expanding the school’s science club.
KENYAN TEACHER PETER TABICHI WINS GLOBAL TEACHERS PRIZE