Kenya’s Best Teacher in the World lands a prestigious job few weeks after winning Sh100 million

Peter Tabichi received by President Uhuru Kenyatta at State house after winning the global award.[Credit/UGC]
Kenya’s Global Teacher World Prize winner Peter Tabichi has made another remarkable career milestone after he was appointed to champion for the rights of children whose education is affected by conflicts in the world.

The 36-year-old Math and Physics Teacher teacher at Nakuru-based remote school, Keriko Secondary has welcomed the appointment saying it was a good opportunity for him to transform more lives.

“It will be my great honour to help those children facing numerous challenges and ensure their lives and rights are protected so that they can have an equal opportunity to get education and transform the world,” Tabichi who won Sh100 million Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2019 said after the appointment.

Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown who is the the UN Special Envoy for Global Education and Chair of Education, said Tabichi’s story was an inspiration and would help raise the urgency on the world stage to invest in the future of children facing challenges in education.

Tabichi will now be in charge of over 75 million children whose education is often disrupted by conflicts and civil wars across the world.

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