Peter Tabichi, a Kenyan Teacher contributes majority of his earnings for the needy students and under-developed society.
Dubai: Peter Tabichi, a teacher with brave heart pays 80% of his salary in local schemes engaging education, inducing agriculture and serenity building, is awarded as world’s best teacher and has claimed $1 million prize. He has achieved this feat competing with 10,000 choices from 179 countries. The Varkey Foundation’s 2019 Global Teacher Prize winner, a Franciscan religious order member has created great impact on his students by starting science club and strives for peace in different religious groups with respect to Foundation statement.
He won this prestigious award amongst top 10 contenders all over the globe. This announcement was made by star Hugh Jackman in a ceremony held at Dubai.
He works at Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School in Pwani Village, area with 95% percent of students living in lack of proper facility and the said area is struck with issues like drug exploitation, marriage at early age and many more.
He urges, “The school is in a very remote area. Most of the students come from very poor families. Even affording breakfast is hard. They’re not able to concentrate, because they haven’t had enough meals at home.”
The glimpse of his hard work was seen when his students performed exceedingly well and defeated countries prolific schools at the Kenya Science and Engineering Fair 2018. His students developed an equipment allowing physically challenged people to measure objects.
He adds, “I’m immensely proud of my students, we lack facilities that many schools take for granted, so as a teacher, I just want to have a positive impact not only on my country but on the whole of Africa.”
His team participates in various competitions and has come up with flying colors bagging prestigious recognitions and awards.
He says: “To be a great teacher you have to be creative and embrace technology. You really have to embrace those modern ways of teaching. You have to do more and talk less.”