Peter Tabichi from Kenya has won the $1 million Global Teacher Prize

Peter Tabichi, a Kenyan math and physics teacher at Keriko Mixed Day Seconday School in Pwani Village, won the $1 million Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize yesterday in Dubai.

Peter Tabichi is a science teacher and Franciscan Brother who gives away 80% of his monthly income to help the poor. His dedication, hard work and passionate belief in his student’s talent has led his poorly-resourced school in remote rural Kenya to emerge victorious after taking on the country’s best schools in national science competitions. Here’s a quick dive into the world of Peter Tabichi.

“Seeing my learners grow in knowledge, skills and confidence is my greatest joy in teaching! When they become resilient, creative and productive in the society, I get a lot of satisfaction for I act as their greatest destiny enabler and key that unlocks their potential in the most exciting manner,” said Peter Tabichi.

President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, also issued a congratulatory message to Peter on winning the Global Teacher Prize 2019:

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