Peter Tabichi, 2019 winner

Peter Tabichi is the winner of the 2019 Global Teacher Prize. Peter is a science teacher and Franciscan Brother who gives away 80% of his monthly income to help the poor.

In April 2019, following his win, Peter was appointed as the first “Champion for Children in Conflicts and Crisis” for Education Cannot Wait, the global fund for education in crisis. He will champion the cause of Education Cannot Wait and 75 million children whose education is disrupted by conflicts and natural disasters.

“The award is a testament to Mr. Tabichi’s dedication to the education of the children of Pwani and inspiration to all involved in teaching and in learning,” said Gordon Brown, the UN Special Envoy for Global Education and Chair of Education Cannot Wait’s High-Level Steering Group. “It gives me great pleasure to work together with like-minded people such as Mr. Tabichi to ensure that nobody is left behind in achieving our goal of universal and equitable education.”

Peter Tabichi’s Event Highlights:

• The White House, Washington, USA – Meeting with President Trump
• US Capitol, Washington, USA – Opened US Congress with a prayer
• Vatican City, Rome, Italy – Meeting with the Pope
• Google and YouTube, San Francisco, USA - meeting
• Facebook, Cisco, Quizlet and EdCast, San Francisco, USA – meeting. Peter urged organisations to contribute and fund training for STEM teachers in Africa as well as scholarships for African students to study sciences at top global universities to launching programmes to encourage more African girls to take up STEM subjects and opening internships for African students in their own companies.
• World Bank, San Francisco and New York, USA – Keynote Address
• John Hopkins University, San Francisco, USA – Keynote Address
• United Nations, New York, USA - Keynote Address
• Education Cannot Wait, New York, USA - Keynote Address
• Department for Education, UK - Meeting
• Department for International Development (DFID), Department for Education, Insitute of Education (IoE), London, UK – Meeting
• Roundtable hosted by Tony Blair
• National STEM Centre for Learning, York University, UK - Meeting
• UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France – Addressed leaders during the World Teachers Day celebration
• Teach for All Global conference, Armenia – Opening Address
• Foundation of Leadership and Educational Innovation of the Foundation in Corrientes, Jujuy and Salta, Argentina
• Received by Presidents of the Nation, authorities and teachers of Colombia, Brazil and Chile