In 2015, a charitable association was founded by a benefactor, S. Varkey, whose goal was to reward the best teacher in the world every year.
This happens within the framework of the Global Teacher Prize, and the prize is $1 million.
In 2019, the award ceremony was a unique event because thousands of applications from nearly 180 countries were submitted, but the prize was won by the only physics and mathematics teacher from a small school in Kenya.
The teacher named Peter Tabichi was recognized as the best teacher in the world. The award ceremony took place in Dubai.
Tabichi teaches in a small African village where almost all families are in need, and most students have a parent who is deceased or are orphans themselves.
In the village school, there were only 58 students, and there was only one computer for all of them.
Yet, the students of Professor Tabichi always won international competitions, and the judges of the competition paid close attention to this fact.
According to Tabichi, to motivate his students, he created science clubs at the school where he used every effective method possible.
After his triumph, the teacher stated that this victory was not his own; he achieved it through the success of his students.
Peter said he would spend his prize money to create different scientific laboratories at the school and carry out new projects for the benefit of the villagers.