Peter Tabichi: A Teacher beyond the Classroom

Peter Tabichi in a classroom
© Rich Taylor / DFID

Most people can look back on their school days and remember one teacher who really inspired them. Peter Tabichi is the most-loved teacher from Kenya who is committed to making a difference in the lives of his students. To some students, he is the parent they don’t have; to others, he is the friend that sticks closer than a brother. His remarkable contributions to the pupils of a school in Kenya’s remote Rift Valley region won him the prestigious Global Teacher Award in 2019, beating 10,000 other nominees from 179 countries globally.

Peter Tabichi was born in 1982 in Nyamira County, Kenya. He lost his mother when he was just 11 years old, leaving his father, a primary school teacher, to raise him and his siblings alone. Coming from a family of teachers, Peter wanted to become a teacher. He joined the Franciscan religious order, a unit of the Catholic religious order founded by St Francis of Assisi, and became a Franciscan friar.

Peter is a qualified science teacher who worked at four schools in Kenya and Uganda before ending up at Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School where he has taught since 2015.

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Dr Sajith Cyriac holds a Ph.D. in Media Education from Salesian University, Rome. He is an established author with 19 books to his credit. He was the editor of Inspirational Quote for more than 10 years. Presently, he is the Vice-Principal of ST PAULS COLLEGE, Bengaluru.

Dr Sajith Cyriac

Dr Sajith Cyriac holds a Ph.D. in Media Education from Salesian University, Rome. He is an established author with 19 books to his credit. He was the editor of Inspirational Quote for more than 10 years. Presently, he is the Vice-Principal of ST PAULS COLLEGE, Bengaluru.