Mr. Peter Tabichi, a Kenyan teacher devoted his life working with the less privileged in his country won “best teacher” at the prestigious Dubai award event.
For several years, he spent his own money trying to teach students in deprived areas with limited resources.
“I feel great. I can’t believe it. I feel so happy to be among the best teachers in the world, being the best in the world,” he said.
Peter Tabichi is a Franciscan monk who works with improvised children in his community, often having to teach in poorly conditions.
Mr. Tabichi teaches at Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School in a remote area where children and orphans don’t have much to live on.
“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.” He further added.
The $1 million dollar cash prize will help to improve the school curriculum and activities as well as feeding the poor.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta released the following statement this is “the story of Africa and one of hope for future generations.”
The Global Teacher Prize award was established five years ago to enable teachers to find recognition for their efforts in advancing educational systems.
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