HERO-PATH BREAKER: PETER TABICHI
Peter 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. He is also the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize winner.
Taking the message of giving teachers a seat at the top table is to the White House, Peter had the opportunity to meet the President.
“It was a great privilege to meet the President and go to the White House. I thank the White House for giving me the platform so I could share my story. In Africa, we have so many challenges. We have the potential but we need assistance. I hope they help us. “
He also attended the UNGA and shared information on challenges that Africa faces and urged the development community to invest in STEM subjects, as it will “help solve the challenges we face”. He also attended several side events including those hosted by Education Cannot Wait and the World Bank.
While in the US, Peter also met with leaders at Facebook and Google with the message that investment in STEM will unlock the potential in Africa.