Why the name of the school where Peter Tabichi teaches will be changed

Nakuru governor Lee Kinyanjui has announced plans to have the name of the school where Global Teacher Award winner Peter Tabichi teaches.

Keriko Mixed Secondary School would have its name changed to Brother Tabichi Secondary School in honour of teacher Peter Tabichi, who won a global crown for his acts of kindness and generosity toward students at the institution.

The Nakuru governor announced this move during the homecoming of teacher Tabichi.

Peter Tabichi a teacher at Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School in Pwani Village in Nakuru amazed the whole world on Sunday by winning the Ksh 100 million Global Teacher Prize.

Tabichi who gives out 80% of his salary to the poor received the prize at a ceremony on Sunday in Dubai hosted by Hollywood star Hugh Jackman. Dubai’s Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was on hand to present the prize.

He was selected out of out 10,000 applicants for the Global Teacher Prize.

Tabichi teaches science to high schoolers in the semi-arid village of Pwani where almost a third of children are orphans or have only one parent.

President Uhuru Kenyatta committed to donate Shs 20 million to Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School for the expansion of infrastructure and to encourage students to undertake science subjects.

During the award ceremony in Dubai, teacher Tabichi received glowing tributes from all over the world, with the founder of the prize, Sunny Varkey, expressing hope that Tabichi’s story, “will inspire those looking to enter the teaching profession and shine a powerful spotlight on the incredible work teachers do all over Kenya and throughout the world every day.”

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