First African to win Global Teacher Prize

First African To Win Global Teacher Prize


Peter Tabichi is a science teacher who gives away 80% of his monthly income to help the poor. His dedication, hard work and passionate belief in his student’s talent has led his poorly-resourced school in remote rural Kenya to emerge victorious after taking on the country’s best schools in national science competitions.

He joined the Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School in 2016, where he teaches maths and physics. The school is a semi-arid village in the Rift Valley Province, a region impacted by famine and drought.

Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School only has one computer, intermittent access to the internet and a student-teacher ratio of 58:1.

Tabichi launched the Talent Nurturing Club, which has dramatically improved attendance. He also established a peace club, uniting representatives who have been involved with violence.

He engages with local communities; teaching residents how to grow crops that can resist famine.

In 2019, Tabichi was awarded the $1 million Global Teacher Prize, The award receives over 10,000 nominations.

Tabichi travelled on an aeroplane for the first time to collect the prize in Dubai.  He was presented the prize by Hugh Jackman and congratulated by Rais wa Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta.

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