In March 2019, Kenyan Peter Tabichi won the World Teachers’ Prize. This Monday, September 16, 2019, he was received at the White House by US President Donald Trump. He even had the privilege of opening the Tuesday session of the American Congress with a Franciscan prayer especially as he is a member of the Franciscan religious order.
Peter Tabichi teaches mathematics and physical science at Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School in Nakuru County, Kenya, 188 km northwest of the capital, Nairobi. Brother Tabichi says that to get to school, students from this school walk a long distance, facing heat and hunger.
At school, classes are overcrowded (60 to 80 students per class) which affects the quality of teaching-learning.
It is in these difficult conditions that Peter Tabichi has managed to distinguish himself among the teachers of the world who work, however, under much better conditions. For example, He did not hesitate to distribute 80% of his salary to help his learners, often from poor families. A gesture he considers quite normal since he had a rather difficult childhood.
Before returning to Kenya, he has to make a brief statement on the occasion of the 74th ordinary session of the UN General Assembly, open in New York this Tuesday, September 17, 2019.