Peter Tabichi, who was named World’s Best Teacher earlier this year, has met US President Donald Trump at the White House ahead of a speech he is giving at the UN General Assembly.
Tabichi won the 2019 Global Teacher Prize in March. He teaches science at Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School in Nakuru County.
A picture of their meeting in the Oval Office was posted on Twitter by the White House press secretary, who said Tabichi gave away 80% of his monthly income to help the poor.
White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham tweeted a photo of President Trump and Tabichi but did not elaborate on any further details on what else may have transpired.
“His dedication, hard work, and belief in his student’s talent have led his poorly resourced school in Kenya to emerge victorious after taking on the country’s best schools in national science competitions. Peter, you inspire us all! Thank you for your commitment to your students.” Grisham tweeted.
His dedication, hard work, and belief in his students’ talent has led his poorly resourced school to emerge victorious after taking on the country’s best schools in national science competitions.
Tabichi is expected to recite a prayer before the General Assembly opens in New York later Tuesday.
He is also due to give brief remarks on how he made it to the top in the teaching profession.
In April, Tabichi was appointed as a champion for children caught up in conflicts by a global charity.
He is in charge of over 75 million children whose education is often disrupted by conflicts and civil wars across the world.