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Sh100million prize winner drills borehole for community school

  • Peter Tabichi received Ksh100million alongside the 2019 Global Teacher Prize
  • Even before this venerated prize, Tabichi was donating 80% of his salary to his school.
  • His Order shuns material wealth and is committed to assisting the needy

 

Peter Tabichi, the Nakuru-based Franciscan frair who was awarded Ksh100 million as the 2019 Global Teacher Prize is putting the money into good use.

He says he is drilling a borehole for his school community at Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School, Pwani village. Situated in a remote, semi-arid part of Rift Valley, the area is prone to intermittent drought and frequent water shortages.

“I am super excited that my pupils will soon enjoy free water and sanitation facility upgrades,” he announced on Twitter. “The scarcity of water is one of the biggest challenges in many parts of the world thus such a project is a blessing to my pupils. God bless.”

Peter Tabichi Meets US President Donald Trump
Peter Tabichi Meets US President Donald Trump PHOTO/FILE

Even before this venerated prize, Tabichi was donating 80% of his salary to his school. His Order -Franciscans- shun material wealth. The Order, which is within the Catholic church, was founded by St. Francis of Assisi in 1209.

The Global Teacher Prize is administered by the Varkey Foundation. It awards US$1million (Ksh100million)  annually to “an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to their profession.” Tabichi was Kenya’s first winner of the coveted prize.


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