Peter Tabichi, the celebrated Science teacher who made Kenya proud by winning the Ksh100 Million Varkey Foundation 2019 Global Teacher Prize continues to make headlines for the right reason after landing an Ambassadorial job.
Tabichi was named as an ambassador for Education Cannot Wait Foundation.
In an official communication also posted on its website, the foundation announced that Tabichi has been appointed as “Champion for Children in Conflicts and Crises.
The statement read in part that “Tabichi will champion the cause of Education Cannot Wait and 75 million children whose education is disrupted by conflicts and natural disasters”.
The statement revealed that among his key engagements are “travels to the world’s most crisis-affected children and planned engagements at the 2019 United Nations General Assembly and other high-level events, Tabichi’s inspiring story and powerful voice will help raise the urgency on the world stage to invest in the future of girls and boys left behind in crisis.
The new role will see Tabichi work alongside global superstars Will Smith and Rachel Brosnahan as ambassadors for the international charity organization.
Tabichi expresses joy after appointment, promises to deliver
Responding to news of his appointment to the new role, an overjoyed Tabichi vowed to do his best to deliver.
“It is heart-breaking to know that 75 million children around the world see their educational chances disrupted by conflict and natural disasters. Education Cannot Wait is doing vital work to make sure these children are not left behind.
"It will be my great honour to help them ensure children whose lives have been blighted by war and catastrophe are given their birthright; a decent education," Tabichi said.
Education Cannot Wait is a global fund for education in crisis and is currently chaired by former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who is also the Chair of Education Cannot Wait’s High-Level Steering Group.
The Science teacher became the first African to win the prize with the entire nation joining in to celebrate his achievements.
Upon his return, Tabichi was hosted by among others, President Uhuru Kenyatta who committed additional Ksh 20Million to Keriko mixed secondary school where he taught.
Nakuru County Governor Lee Kinyanjui further divulged that the school would be named after the award-winning teacher.