Peter Tabichi, the 2019 Global Sh100 million Teacher Prize Winner, met US President Donald Trump on Monday ahead of his address in the 74th session of United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday next week.
White House described Tabichi as an inspiration to the entire world. He beat nine other teachers shortlisted for the award in March.
“This morning, President @realDonaldTrump 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,” White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham tweeted.
“His dedication, hard work, and belief in his student’s talent has led his poorly resourced school in Kenya to emerge victorious after taking on the country’s best schools in national science competitions. Peter, you inspire us all! Thank you for your commitment to your students,” Grisham said.
The science teacher of Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School in Nakuru will consequently become the first teacher in the history of Kenya’s teaching profession to address UNGA.
Brother Tabichi, who is a member of the Franciscan friars, is expected to narrate how he made it to the top of the world in the teaching profession.
The assembly will discuss climate change, universal health coverage and political forum on sustainable development.