- Peter MokayaTabichi has touched many lives after he started donating his pay to keep poor learners at school
- His victory has been lauded by President Uhuru Kenyatta and CS Amina Mohammed, who said he has made Kenya proud
- During his trip to Dubai, Tabichi confessed that he was super-excited since it was the first time he ever boarded a plane
A Kenyan teacher, Peter Mokaya Tabichi, has gone into the books of history as the first African tutor to win the coveted Global Teacher Award.
The Mathematics and Physics teacher at Keriko Secondary School in Nakuru County pocketed the R14.3 million prize in a colorful ceremony held in Dubai.
Tabichi gained fame and also touched many souls after it emerged that he donates 80% of his pay to less-fortunate learners.
In a statement, Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) Amina Mohamed congratulated Tabichi and termed him a selfless teacher with a rare spirit of helping the needy:
"Congratulations @petertabichi for winning the Global Teacher Prize 2019. It’s quite encouraging to have witnessed your selfless accomplishment. I’m certain you will go on to achieve great things. You have made us proud."
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Briefly.co.za understands Tabachi uses his salary to help the less fortunate, especially learners, and this could be linked to his staunch religious beliefs.
Tabichi is a staunch Catholic who subscribes to the doctrines of the Franciscan Brothers, from which he draws his zeal to help less-fortunate children whose parents lack the income to pay for their school fees.
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