Global award winning Kenyan Teacher, Peter Tabichi, has landed another global assignment. Tabichi who was awarded the US$1 million Varkey Foundation’s Global Teacher Prize last month (March, 2019) in Dubai has been named as an Ambassador for ‘Education can not wait’ foundation; a fund that offers governments, multilateral institutions and the private sector the chance to finance comprehensive education programmes for children and youth affected by conflicts, natural disasters and displacement, right from the onset of crisis through recovery phases.
Making the, appointment, announcement via its website, the foundation hailed Tabichi for his contribution towards uplifting education of the less privileged in society.
“We are honored to have Peter Tabichi as our Champion for Children in Conflicts and Crises. He is a profound visionary and a scholar, and he embodies the values of Education Cannot Wait. We feel privileged to partner with Mr. Tabichi because he represents the essence of education and its transformative power. His sense of service is inspiring and his pioneering achievements are a beacon of hope for the young generation of children, their teachers and, indeed, all of us,” said Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot Wait.
In his response to the new assignment, Tabichi said; “The students I teach see true hardships every day, from poverty to drought and hunger. But I also see in them raw talent and great creativity, hard work, a determination to defy the odds, and be the best they can be. Every child, everywhere in the world deserves the chance to fulfill their full potential. It is heart-breaking to know that 75 million children around the world see their educational chances disrupted by conflict and natural disasters. Education Cannot Wait is doing vital work to make sure these children are not left behind. It will be my great honour to help them ensure children whose lives have been blighted by war and catastrophe are given their birth right: a decent education.”
Education can not wait foundation is currently chaired by former United Kingdom Prime Minister Gordon Brown.