Kenyan teacher Peter Tabichi who gives out 80% of his salary wins over N350m global prize

Kenyan teacher Peter Tabichi who gives out 80% of his salary wins over N350m global prize

- Peter Tabichi has touched many lives after he started donating his pay to keep poor learners at school

- His victory has been feted by President Uhuru Kenyatta and CS Amina Mohammed who said he has made Kenya proud

- During his trip to Dubai, Tabichi confessed that he was super excited since it was the first time he boarded a plane

A Kenyan teacher, Peter Mokaya Tabichi, has gone into the books of history as the first African tutor to win the coveted Global Teacher Award.

The mathematics and physics teacher at Keriko Secondary School in Nakuru County pocketed about N359 million prize in a colorful ceremony held in Dubai.

In a separate story, it was reported that, Tabichi gained fame and also touched many souls after it emerged that he donated 80% of his pay to less fortunate learners.

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In a statement, Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) Amina Mohamed congratulated Tabichi and termed him a selflessness teacher with a rare spirit of helping the needy.

"Congratulations @petertabichi for winning the Global Teacher Prize 2019. It’s quite encouraging to have witnessed your selfless accomplishment. I’m certain you will go on to achieve great things. You have made us proud," Amina tweeted.

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It was gathered that he uses his salary to help the less fortunate especially learners, and this could be linked to his religious beliefs.

Tabichi is a staunch Catholic who subscribes to the doctrines of Franciscan brothers, where he draws his zeal to help the less fortunate children whose parents lack the ability to pay for their school fees.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously gathered the report of a Nigerian school girl, Success, who had become a viral sensation after she lashing out at her school authorities for chasing her out of classes for not paying her school fees. Several celebrities reacted to the video and promised to help.

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