World’s best teacher gets new appointment

Monday April 15 2019

Students of Keriko Secondary School in Nakuru

Students of Keriko Secondary School in Nakuru County welcoming their teacher Peter Mokaya Tabichi, who won the 2019 Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize, at the JKIA in Nairobi on March 27, 2019. PHOTO | KANYIRI WAHITO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

Nairobi. Barely a month after he was crowned the best teacher in the world, Peter Tabichi has been appointed champion for children in conflicts and crisis by a global body, Varky Foundation.

Tabichi will now champion the cause of the 75 million children worldwide, whose education is disrupted by conflicts and natural disasters.

In a statement, the foundation said they’re banking on the inspiring story and powerful voice of the Maths and Physics teacher — a Catholic Franciscan monk at Keriko Secondary School in Nakuru — to raise the urgency on the world stage to invest in the future of children in crisis.

Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, the UN Special Envoy for Global Education, and Chairperson of Education Cannot Wait’s High-Level Steering Group, called  Tabichi an “inspiration”.

Tabichi said it’s an honour to serve children whose lives have been blighted by war and catastrophe.