Tabichi wins again! Students land Ksh.200K U.N. Science award


Tabichi wins again! Students land Ksh.200K U.N. Science award

Two students from winning teacher Peter Tabichi’s school have been announced as winners of a Ksh.202,000 Science prize in the U.S.

Also Read: Uhuru gives Ksh.20M to winning teacher Tabichi’s school

Esther Amimo Anyanzwa and Salome Njeri from Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School in Nakuru were feted for the U.N. Sustainable Development Goal Award.

“Such participation boosts innovations as well as improve performance of STEM subjects,” Tabichi said on Monday.

A statement from the Society for Science & the Public said their device that helps learners with visual and hearing impairment was outstanding and in line with the goals of the United Nations.

Esther and Salome were among 10 students chosen to represent Kenya in Phoenix, Arizona on Monday this week.

Also Read: Teacher Tabichi: How I will spend Ksh.100M Prize money

In March this year, Tabichi won the 2019 Global Teacher Prize.

The Mathematics and Physics teacher won $1 million (Ksh.100 million) from the Varkey Foundation during a ceremony in Dubai.

The Catholic Franciscan monk was crowned the winner for dedicating his life to helping others.

Brother Tabichi gives 80percent of his teaching salary to local community projects, including education, sustainable agriculture and peace-building.

Also Read: No lump sum for teacher Tabichi as Ksh.100M to be paid out in 10-year installments

When he returned to the country, President Uhuru Kenyatta hosted him at State House, Nairobi and pledged to donate Ksh.20million to Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School for the expansion of infrastructure.

A month later, Varkey Foundation appointed Tabichi as a champion for children in conflicts and crisis.

Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown described him as an “inspiration”.

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