In March this year, Peter Tabichi, a Maths and Physics teacher at Keriko Secondary School, Pwani Village, Nakuru Kenya, won the prestigious Global Teacher Prize award. The award came with an attached prize bag worth around Ksh 100 million.
Today, Tabichi met US President Donald Trump at the White House. According to White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham, Tabichi’s dedication, hard work, and belief in his students’ talent has led his school to emerge victorious after taking on the country’s best schools in national science competitions.
Two students taught by Tabichi were crowned winners in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal Award in May.
The Global Teacher Prize honours one exceptional teacher every year who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession as well as to shine a spotlight on the important role teachers play in the society.
The 36-year-old Egerton University graduate has been a teacher for 12 years.
Tabichi is also set to become the first Kenyan teacher to address United Nations as he has been invited to to give a keynote speech at the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.