Peter Tabichi, a Kenyan science teacher who won the 2019 world’s best teacher prize, has spoken of his awe for Pope Francis’ humility after the two met in the Vatican.
Brother Peter, a member of the Franciscan religious order, won the 2019 Global Teacher Prize and was praised for his achievements in a deprived school where there are crowded classes and few textbooks.
He gives away 80% of his pay to support pupils at the Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School, where he teaches.
On Wednesday, he tweeted photos of his meeting with Pope Francis.
He said he exchanged prayer requests with the pontiff, telling him: “Pray for us and all the teachers.”