Yet again, the world best teacher, Peter Tabichi, is soaring high and higher each passing day by breaking records and setting new paces in his transformational journey.
Just a day before addressing 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Tabichi became the first Kenyan, in such a profession, to meet the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump.
Confirming the meeting, White House Press secretary Stephanie Grisham tweeted: “This morning, President @ met with Peter Tabichi, the recipient of the 2019 Global Teacher Prize!
Peter is a science teacher who gives away 80% of his monthly income to help the poor in his home country of Kenya.”
Grisham went ahead and lauded Tabichi for his exemplary work of transforming his students’ lives through dedication and commitment.
“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,” she said.
The White House Press Secretary also thanked the world best teacher for the inspiration he had given the world.
“Peter, you inspire us all! Thank you for your commitment to your students,” she added.
Brother Tabichi is a member of the St Franciscan Friars, a religious order founded by St Francis of Assisi in the 13th century.
He teaches science at Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School at Pwani village in Njoro, Nakuru County.
In March, the teacher won the 2019 Global Teacher Prize that came with a Ksh100 million reward.