President Uhuru Kenyatta will attend the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly where Kenya’s award-winning teacher is set to give his address.
A statement by State House spokesperson Ms Kanze Dena stated that Uhuru will join fellow Heads of State and Government at the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.
While in the US, the president is expected to intensify Kenya’s campaign for one of the non-permanent seats on the UN Security Council (UNSC), for which the country recently secured the backing of the African Union.
It is in this summit that the award-winning Kenyan Teacher, Peter Tabichi, will give his brief remarks on how he made it to the top of the world in the teaching profession.
On September 16, Tabichi met the President of the United States, Donald Trump, at the White House.
White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham described him as an inspiration to everyone.
This morning, President @realDonaldTrump met with Peter Tabichi, the recipient of the 2019 Global Teacher Prize! Peter is a science teacher who gives away 80% of his monthly income to help the poor in his home country of Kenya. pic.twitter.com/SS9b7IATNC
— Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) September 16, 2019
During the summit, Tabichi will follow live dialogue on financing for development, high-level meeting on the elimination of nuclear weapons and updates on Sustainable Development Goals.
The exceptional teacher from Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School, Nakuru, impressed the world with his compassion. He gives 80% of his teaching salary to local community projects, including education, sustainable agriculture and peace-building.
95% of his students back in Nakuru live in poverty and 30% are either orphans or from single-parent families yet he manages to inspire great performance.
In April 2019 , Tabichi was appointed a champion for children in conflicts and crisis by a global body, Varky Foundation, where he champions the cause of the 75 million children worldwide whose education is disrupted by conflicts and natural disasters.