Celebrated tutor Peter Tabichi keeps on winning.
The award-winning Tabichi now joins the list of select individuals who have been named UN Persons of the Year since 2002. He was recognised for being a living witness to the power of education and the inherent value and dignity of the teaching profession.
While receiving the Award, the Maths and Physics teacher at Keriko Secondary School in Nakuru, called on governments to make sure education, especially for girls, is a right and not a matter of luck
He said that around six million girls of school-going age around the world do not get the chance to go to school with a majority of them being from Africa. At the same time, 72 million children are in danger of missing education in Africa due to war, floods and other challenges.
The global organisation, in Kenya since 2002, has awarded and recognized different individuals who have been an inspiration to all Kenyans in the country.
The award ceremony, which fell during the celebration of United Nations Day marked on every October 24 since 1948, was attended by other dignitaries including UN resident coordinator for Kenya Siddharth Chatterjee, Nakuru County Governor Lee Kinyanjui and Education Principal Secretary Dr Belio Kipsang’.
In March 2019 as reported by The Sauce, Brother Tabichi became the first teacher from Africa to win the Sh100 million World Teacher of the Year award during its fifth anniversary.