Peter Tabichi is World's Best Teacher
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Kenyan Peter Tabichi, the son of a primary teacher and from the remote village of Pwani in Kenya, has emerged winner of $1million prize for the best teacher in the world for 2019.
Peter Tabichi teaches Math and Physics at Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School.
This is one of the world's most coveted international awards for teachers. Winner of this prestigious award is selected by committees comprising teachers, education experts, journalists, officials, entrepreneurs, business leaders and scientists around the world.
Tabichi, whose father is a primary school teacher, tutors orphans and single parent students in a school with only one computer. He is credited for helping these students between the ages of 11 and 16 to qualify for international competitions in science, engineering and go on to college.
Tabichi is dedicating this award to his father whose wife died when Tabichi was just 11. According to him, his father is solely responsible for raising him up the Christian way.