A Kenyan teacher who gives away most of his salary to help the poorest students has won a $1m prize and the title of world’s best in his profession. Peter Tabichi, who works at a high school in a semi-arid, rural village badly affected by famine and drought, has won the Varkey Foundation’s 2019 Global Teacher Prize. The 36-year-old, a member of the Franciscan religious order, received the award at Dubai’s opulent Atlantis Hotel in a ceremony hosted by actor Hugh Jackman on Sunday. The foundation said the science and maths teacher was chosen for his “dedication, hard work and passionate belief” in his students at Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School in Pwani village, in a remote part of Kenya’s Rift Valley.
Source: Kenyan teacher who gives 80% of his salary to help poorest students wins top $1m prize | The Independent