Thursday, May 9, 2019


Meet Peter Tabichi, a Kenyan educator, winner of the 2019 Global Teacher prize, as the "World's Best Teacher. It's an annual competition sponsored by a British global charity focused on improving education for underprivileged  children .

Peter, age 37, a Franciscan brother, is donating some of prize money to his school, Keriko Secondary School in Pwani Village, Nakuru. The rest of the money will help feed the poor. He's already been giving away 80 percent of his salary to students who can't afford uniforms or books.

The school's crowded, doesn't have a library, lacks resources, but that hasn't stopped Tabichi from providing his students with high level education--several have gone on to compete in international science competitions. The Global Teacher Prize Judges said, "Because of his hard work, Peter Tabichi has dramatically beaten out more than 10,000 nominees from 179 countries."

The day he received the award, Peter Tabichi told BBC News, "It's morning in Africa. The skies are clear. The day is young and there is a blank page waiting to be written. This is Africa's time."

You will see in this video the energy, passion--the determination in this man--to produce scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, males and females, whose names will be one day famous in every corner of the world.


Linda Vee Sado of Slippery When Wet said...

He sounds very deserving. What a nice story. Thx for sharing, Em. So nice to know there are still some great teachers out there.
My daughter said her teachers were so bad in high school all they did was throw books at them and write out assignments on the board and never taught the class at all nor barely spoke

SCOOPDAA said...

Thanks 4 Sharing