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Teacher Who Donates 80% Of His Salary To Poor Students Wins $1 Million Prize

It’s always reaffirming to see good things happen to truly good people. We tend to forget that karma isn’t always about the negative energy coming back to bite us. Sometimes karma comes for those who have gone above and beyond to help others without asking for anything in return. It’s the universe’s subtle way of saying ‘thank you’. Take this school teacher from Kenya, for instance, who was recognized with an incredible and well-deserved gift.

Peter Tabichi, a high school teacher in a rural impoverished village of Kenya, won Varkey Foundation’s 2019 Global Teacher Prize.

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A member of the Franciscan religious order, Tabichi was awarded the Global Teacher Prize at a ceremony in Dubai’s Atlantis Hotel hosted by actor Hugh Jackman.

The foundation said the 36-year-old educator was chosen for his “dedication, hard work, and passionate belief” in his students at Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School in Pwani village which resides in Kenya’s Rift Valley.

About 95% of Tabichi’s students live below the poverty line and another third are either orphaned or were raised in single-parent households.

“Even affording breakfast is hard. They’re not able to concentrate, because they haven’t had enough meals at home,” Tabichi said.

The selfless teacher donates 80% of his salary to local community projects.

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He even educates the community about growing drought-resistant crops to provide nourishment during times of famine.

Along with the honor of being named Global Teacher, Tabichi was awarded $1 million which he plans to use to feed the poor and improve his school.

Tabichi is extremely proud of his students who, despite the obstacles they’ve faced, have taken on the country’s best schools in national science competitions and won.

“At times, whenever I reflect on the challenges they face, I shed tears,” he said.

In his acceptance speech, Tabichi told his life story and credited this award to his father.

He talked about his mother who died when Tabichi was only 11, leaving his father (also a teacher) to raise him and his siblings on his own.

Tabichi repeatedly thanked his father for instilling the values in him that he needed to be the educator he is today. The award winner then invited his father on stage and handed him the award to the sound of thunderous applause.

A well-deserved honor, indeed.

h/t The Independent 

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