It’s always a thrill to watch Kenyans excel globally. On Monday, Peter Tabichi, the Kenyan teacher who won this year’s Global Teachers Prize met with US President Donald Trump.
A tweet from the White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham applauded Tabichi for his dedication and commitment to transforming the lives of his students.
“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.
The Mathematics and Science teacher from Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School in Nakuru who gives out 80 percent of his salary towards helping needy students is scheduled to address the 74th session of United Nations General Assembly in the US.
Tabichi will share a brief insight into how he emerged top in his teaching profession at the same time recite the popular St Francis prayer before the commencement of the General Assembly.
The award winner is a staunch member of Franciscan, religious order within the Catholic Church, founded by Saint Francis of Assisi
Since his win, the 37-year-old has been receiving invitations to speak at global summits in various countries including South Africa, Botswana, Argentina, and now the US.