Peter Tabichi Wins 2019 Global Teacher Award
Peter Tabichi gave 80% of his salary to the disadvantaged and now he’s getting a $1 million prize.
He was given the 2019 Global Teacher Award.
Tabichi is a math and physics teacher at Keriko Secondary School in the Kenyan village of Pwani.
More than 95% of students in the area live in poverty.
Tabichi says many of his students are dealing with food scarcity, drug abuse, teenage pregnancy, and young marriage.
Nearly 1.3 of them have lost one of both parents.
The school has just one computer and limited access to internet.
Seeing his students struggle inspired Tabichi to give 80% of his salary to support their school fees.
He also developed a local farming program to teach students and their families to grow cheaper drought-resistant crops.
He says his success as a teacher is in large part because of the incredible students he works with.
“To be a great teacher, you have to do more and talk less,” he stated.
Tabichi says he plans to use the $1 million from his award to improve the school and help his students.
“Africa’s young people will no longer be held back by low expectations,” he said.
“Africa will produce scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs whose names will be one day famous in every corner of the world.
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