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AFRICA: Friar Wins Global Prize In Education

Brother Peter (in photo), a science teacher from Kenya, has been praised for his achievements in a deprived school with crowded classes and few textbooks. He has been recognized for his “exceptional” teaching commitment to pupils in a remote part of Kenya’s Rift Valley.

Peter teaches at Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School in Pwani Village. Here, students from a host of diverse cultures and religions learn in poorly equipped classrooms.

The 36-year-old teacher believes in the potential of Africa’s young population. “As a teacher working in the front line I have seen the promise of its young people – their curiosity, talent, their intelligence, their belief.”

The Global Teacher Prize is an annual US $1 million award by the Varkey Foundation to a teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession.   


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