Meet Kenyan teacher who won an award of $1million for donating his salary to poorer students

Mr. Peter Mokaya Tabichi, a Kenyan teacher from Nakuru County, has won the 2019 Global Teacher Prize.

Mr. Tabichi, a Mathematics and Physics teacher at Keriko Mixed Day lyceum in Pwani Village, Nakuru was announced winner of the worldwide prize in 2019 at a ceremony held in Dubai.

The Varkey Foundation’s $1 million (Ksh.100 million) Global Teacher Prize honors one exceptional teacher per annum.

Mr. Tabichi, 36, was crowned the winner for dedicating his life to helping others. He gives 80% of his teaching salary to area people projects, including education, sustainable agriculture and peace-building.

Peter becomes an inspirational person to other teachers and students around the world and African.

“He’s changed the lives of his students in some ways , including the introduction of science clubs and therefore the promotion of peace between different ethnic groups and religions. He has also helped to deal with food insecurity among the broader community within the famine-prone valley ,” said the Varkey Foundation.

Mr. Tabichi, who becomes the primary African and male teacher to win the worldwide award, emerged winner out of 10 finalists who were among 10,000 applicants for the award.

President Uhuru Kenyatta congratulated Mr. Tabichi, saying he is “a shining example on what the human spirit can achieve.”

“On behalf of all Kenyans let me congratulate you on winning the Global Teacher Prize for this year. You are a shining example on what the human spirit can achieve not just for Kenya, not just for Africa but the world.

“Peter you chose to teach in a remote part of Kenya and transform lives in such situations. A choice that am sure was difficult. You give me faith that Africa’s best days are ahead of us and your story will light the way for all future generations,” said President Kenyatta
Source: CitizenKenya