Peter Tabichi (Peter Mokaya Tabichi), born in 1982, is a Kenyan science teacher and Franciscan friar at the Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School in Pwani Village. Peter Tabichi is the winner of the 2019 Global Teacher Prize. Peter Tabichi is a science teacher who gives away 80% of his monthly income to help the poor. Peter Mokaya Tabichi Biography and Profile.
Tabichi is a science teacher who gives away 80% of his monthly income to help the poor. His dedication, hard work, and passionate belief in his student’s talent have led his poorly-resourced school in remote rural Kenya to emerge victorious after taking on the country’s best schools in national science competitions.
Peter teaches at Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School in Pwani Village, situated in a remote, semi-arid part of Kenya’s Rift Valley. Here, students from a host of diverse cultures and religions learn in poorly equipped classrooms.
Their lives can be tough in a region where drought and famine are frequent. 95% of pupils hail from poor families, almost a third are orphans or have only one parent, and many go without food at home. Drug abuse, teenage pregnancies, dropping out early from school, young marriages and suicide are common.
Turning lives around in a school with only one computer, poor internet, and a student-teacher ratio of 58:1, is no easy task, not least when to reach the school, students must walk 7km along roads that become impassable in the rainy season.
Peter Tabichi Quotes
“It’s not all about money,”
“As a teacher working on the front line I have seen the promise of its young people – their curiosity, talent, their intelligence, their belief.
“Africa’s young people will no longer be held back by low expectations. Africa will produce scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs whose names will be one day famous in every corner of the world. And girls will be a huge part of this story.”
“It’s morning in Africa. The skies are clear. The day is young and there is a blank page waiting to be written. This is Africa’s time,”