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.
PUBLISHED ONJul 2019
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.