- Peter Tabichi, a teacher from Kenya was in the US to address 74th session of the UN General Assembly in New York
- White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham praised Tabichi as a true hardworking man dedicated to his profession
- Grisham also said Tabichi is dedicated to his profession, adding that he is an inspiration to everyone
A teacher, Peter Tabichi, who won KSh 100 million after clinching the 2019 Global Teacher Prize has met United States of America President Donald Trump at the White House.
The world's best teacher from Nakuru county was in the US to address the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
In a Twitter post, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham hailed Tabichi as a true hardworking man who was dedicated to his profession in the service for humanity.
"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 Grisham.
Brother Tabichi is a member of the St Franciscan Friars, a religious order founded by St Francis of Assisi in the 13th century.
Legit.ng had reported about the Kenyan teacher who gained fame and also touched many souls after it emerged that he donated 80% of his pay to less fortunate learners.
Tabichi was 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.
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