Peter Tabichi, the 2019 Global Teacher Prize winner has met with US President Donald Trump in White House.
Tabichi is in US to address the 74th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham praised Tabichi’s dedication and uplifting talents of his students in his Nakuru backyard.
“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,” said Stephanie.
Tabichi teaches math and physics at Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School in Nakuru county and is a member of the St Franciscan Friars, a religious order founded by St Francis of Assisi in the 13th century.
Two of his students were crowned winners in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal Award in May this year.
He teacher touched many souls after it emerged that he donated 80% of his salary to learners from poor backgrounds.