Kenyan teacher Peter Tabichi who is celebrated in the country and beyond has finally met Pope Francis.
The global teacher prize winner, 2019 met the Pope at Santa Marta in Rome. The two held discussions over the role of the teacher in society.
Peter Tabichi could not hide his joy after meeting the leader of the Catholic church in the world. It was definitely a moment that will be a highlight of his 2020.
In a post shared on Twitter on Wednesday, January 8, the global teacher prize winner disclosed that Pope Francis had asked him to pray for him and in return he also told him to pray for teachers.
Tabichi wrote “Was inspired by the great humility of the @Pontifex.
” During the meeting at Santa Marta in Rome he told me: Pray for me, brother!”
“I too replied: “Pray for us and all the teachers”. May the new year be filled with new hope, new joy and new beginnings.”
In 2019, Tabichi had the pleasure of meeting the President of the free world, Donald Trump.
He met POTUS at the White House in September 16, 2019. He later on went to address the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Peter Tabichi is a member of the St Franciscan Friars. The church is a religious order founded by St Francis of Assisi in the 13th century.
The teacher who actually teaches at Keriko Mixed Secondary School became famous after scooping KSh 100 million in the Global Teacher Prize 2019.
He beat nine other contestants to scoop the much coveted award and honor.