Mr Peter Tabichi, the Kenyan Teacher who won the Global Teacher Award met President Trump at White House Monday.
This came ahead of him addressing the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly. He will give a talk on how he managed to become an exemplary teacher in a poorly resourced school.
Bro. Peter Tabichi with President Uhuru Kenyatta [Photo courtesy]
In a statement,the Press secretary to White House praised him for his selflessness.
“His dedication, hard work, and belief in his students’ 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,” he said.
Bro Tabichi came to the limelight when he won Ksh 100 million in the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize earlier this year. Just a month after winning the prize, his students won the sh 202,000 U.N Sustainable Development Goal Award.
Tabichi teaches Science at Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School at Pwani village in Njoro, Nakuru County.
Nonetheless, he is a member of the Franciscan religious order, a Roman Catholic religious order founded in the early 13th century by St. Francis of Assisi.
Before his address at the UN, he will recite the popular St Francis Prayer.