World Best Teacher Peter Tabichi has revealed the intricate details of their conversation with Pope Francis in 2019.
The Nyamira-born teacher received the Global Teacher Prize award which also came with a million-dollar compensation.
In his meeting with the Pope in September 2019, Tabichi was given the honour of opening the session with a recitation of the solemn words of St. Francis of Assisi.
The Franciscan brother has now revealed that Pope Francis whispered on his ear to pray for him.
“Was inspired by the great humility of the During the meeting at Santa Marta in Rome he told me: “Pray for me, brother!”. I too replied: “Pray for us and all the teachers”. May the new year be filled with new hope, new joy and new beginnings,” posted Tabichi.
Was inspired by the great humility of the @Pontifex. During the meeting at Santa Marta in Rome he told me: “Pray for me, brother!”. I too replied: "Pray for us and all the teachers". May the new year be filled with new hope, new joy and new beginnings. pic.twitter.com/19q1zOFQBw
— Peter Tabichi (@petertabichi) January 8, 2020
Coming from a family of mostly teachers, Peter Tabichi endeavoured to make a difference with his profession.
It is his commitment to donate 80 per cent of his salary to charitable events in the school and his students that compelled organizers of the Global Teachers Prize to award him the prestigious title.
Since then, the Njoro-based teacher has traversed the world spreading a message of compassion and love.
His exploits have also seen him meet the world’s most powerful man- President Donald Trump of the United States of America.