In 2015, businessman Sunny Upkey created a charitable foundation that sponsored the World Teacher Award.The prize is 1 million dollars and is given to the best teacher in the world.
In 2019, Peter Tabichi, a Franciscan friar from Kenya, a teacher of physics and mathematics, received this honorary title and huge prize.
The award ceremony took place in Dubai, and the winner was announced by actor Hugh Jackman.
More than 10,000 applications from 179 countries of the world were received to participate in the competition.
India, Australia, the USA, Kenya, the Netherlands, Brazil, Japan, Argentina, Great Britain and Georgia made it to the finals.
A small African village from the desert won surprisingly.This school doesn’t even have basic necessities, but teacher Peter Tabichi gives his whole soul to his students.
Students from a poor school win international science competitions.This school has 1 teacher for 58 children,
1 computer, there is not even a school bus. Every day, children walk several kilometers to come to school.Even in the rainy season.
Previously, Peter Tabici worked in a private school, then he received the title of Franciscan friar and left his job.He decided to bring knowledge to children who need help and came to the poorest school.
He gives himself to work, motivates children, inspires. He teaches children to look at things from different perspectives,
teaches children to find their hobbies, favorite subjects.There are many projects in this school, they were organized by schoolchildren and implemented.
The teacher taught the children to be active, creative and independent. He created several scientific and creative groups in the school.
The teacher created a ‘Peace Club’, which was joined by children of different nationalities and religions, and the teacher tells them about tolerance and tolerance.
Peter Tabici is very pleased with this award. He was going to buy computers for the school, refurbish the science lab and help his students with their science projects.He is a real teacher. It’s not his job, it’s his calling.