Peter Mokaya Tabeti, OFM is an internationally acknowledged Kenyan teacher and friar at the Keriko Mixed Youth School at Pwani, Nairobi County. He has been named as the winner of this year's Global Teacher Prize for the “outstanding contribution of a teacher to the achievement of his pupil.” This award recognizes Mokaya's outstanding teaching skills and dedication to his students, especially those that are at greater risk of becoming victims of crime or violence.
In his honor, the Kenya Education Ministry has awarded him with the Global Teacher Prize, which honors those who are not only educators but are also great advocates for children. Peter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Sociology from the University of Nairobi. He is also certified to teach Math in several secondary schools in Kenya. His students include orphans and abandoned children.
He also serves as an academic administrator at an orphanage in Nairobi, and he is currently teaching Math and Social Studies in a Kenyan secondary school in Kenya. This school has an enrollment of about 2,500 students.
Peter is one of a small number of teachers who have a strong commitment to providing a safe learning environment for children and young people in his communities. He has made a significant commitment to increase the safety of the students in his school. He has also given up a day job to devote himself completely to this cause. He has also started his own non-profit organization that seeks to provide a safe and nurturing learning environment for children through education.
Peter has also been involved with other activities such as providing health and safety training for police officers and members of the community to help them protect children and keep their communities safer. As part of these efforts, he recently worked as a volunteer to train young girls at a primary school in Mombasa on how to combat gender-based violence.
Peter has an exceptional talent for motivating and encouraging young people. He was also one of the original teachers who began the program called Youth in Crisis, which seeks to empower youth from poverty areas in Kenya to tackle issues that plague their communities.
Peter was also a teacher who was very instrumental in helping to form the Parent's Association at his school. He is also the father of two young girls. He is an active participant in the local Kenya community and actively engages and mentors people in his community.
Peter is . . . . . . committed to helping children achieve their full potential. He also has a very active participation in his students' education and is always on the look out for new ways to improve his teaching methods and make his teaching more effective.
Peter was a very early riser. He is also very much an active church goer and actively participates in community activities. He is very much involved in his community.