Nakuru County Governor Lee Kinyanjui has congratulated Kiriko Secondary School students who bagged a global award putting the county in the limelight again just two months after teacher Peter Tabichi won the coveted Global Teachers award and Sh.100M prize.
Two students taught by Tabichi emerged victors in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal Award by Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, held in Phoenix, America.
Esther Amimo Anyanzwa and Salome Njeri won a prize of $2,000 (Sh200,000) for developing a device for visually impaired and deaf learners to measure length.
In a statement by the governor posted on his Facebook account, he stated that the students’ victory is due to their hard work and dedication by the school.
— Global Teacher Prize (@TeacherPrize) May 17, 2019
“We are delighted by the victory of our two talented students from Kiriko Secondary School at the just concluded Intel International Science & Engineering Fair in Arizona, USA .
Their victory is a testament to the hard work and dedication by the entire school fraternity. To teachers, parents and students from Kiriko, you have made us proud once again. Just recently, Brother Peter Tabichi, a teacher from Kiriko won Global Teacher prize,” read the post.
Gov Kinyanjui called upon girls to feel motivated by the success of Esther and Salome so that they can also excel in sciences.
“The students have won the event through mentorship by Br. Tabichi. The success by Esther Amimo and Salome Njeri is a good motivation for our girls to excel in the sciences. The County Government of Nakuru will continue to partner with the school to nurture talent and improve performance,” stated the post.
According to earlier reports, the two girls walk a distance of up to 7Km to school on a daily basis but have worked hard and managed to overcome the challenges to represent their school and the country in one of the largest science fairs in the world.