Kenyan Teacher Linah Anyango Nominated For Global Teacher Award

Ms Linah Anyango, a Chemistry and Biology Teacher at Changamwe Secondary School in Mombasa Kenya, has been nominated for this year’s Global Teacher Prize. The Teacher was shortlisted among the over 12,000 applications that were received from over 140 countries.

The Global Teacher Prize Award which is organized by Varkey Foundation, seeks to recognize and award outstanding persons in the noble practice of teaching. The winner of this prestigious award will receive $1 Million (KSH 100 Million).

Ms Linah Anyango, who started a music club at her school has been commended as she has been able to encourage the students to appreciate each other’s cultural background through this club, thus promoting peaceful co-existence among her students. The club has participated in the National Music Festival Competition.

She has also encouraged more girls to take up STEM related subjects through the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) girls club that she helped found. The Chemistry teacher has a track record that speaks for itself: she has been a Microsoft educator expert and trainer and has represented Kenya at the Eskom Science Fair in South Africa.

Last year, the award was scooped by Peter Tabichi, a Franciscan Brother and Science Teacher at Keriko Mixed Day School in Nakuru, Kenya.

A hearty congratulations to Ms Linah Anyango. We surely hope that she will bring the prestigious award home.

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