He’s Kenyan, he’s the world’s top teacher and he’s no small friar

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He’s Kenyan, he’s the world’s top teacher and he’s no small friar

The winner of the Global Teacher Prize tells us how he's inspired the impoverished kids at his Rift Valley school

Joanna Moorhead

In March, when Peter Tabichi was announced as the world’s greatest teacher, it took him a minute or so to realise.

He was sitting in the audience of several hundred delegates in a conference hall in Dubai when actor Hugh Jackman announced that the 2019 recipient of the Global Teacher Prize was the 37-year-old from Kenya.

But Jackman slightly mispronounced Tabichi’s surname. “I thought: ‘The winner has a name a bit like mine ...’” says Tabichi...

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