Clad in a dark brown robe-like dress Peter Tabichi stood beside US President Donald Trump at the Oval office on Monday ahead of the 74th session of United Nations General Assembly next week.
“His dedication, hard work, and belief in his student’s talent have 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,” White House said.
Tabichi a Maths and Physics teacher is a member of the Franciscans order of the Catholic.
In March Tabichi was announced the 2019 Global $1 million Teacher Prize Winner beating nine other teachers shortlisted for the award in March as an inspiration to the entire world.
The Global Teacher Prize is presented annually to an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to their profession.
The Varkey Foundation which gives the annual award said in March, “From teaching in remote towns and villages to inner-city schools, they advocate for inclusivity and for child rights, integrate migrants into the classrooms, and nurture their students’ abilities and confidence using music, technology, robotics and science. Peter has dedicated his life to helping others.”
“Tabichi has changed the lives of his students in many ways, including the introduction of science clubs and the promotion of peace between different ethnic groups and religions,” the foundation said.