According to BBC, Peter Tabichi was awarded the fifth Varkey Foundation $1 million Global Teacher Prize at a ceremony hosted by actor Hugh Jackman in Dubai on Sunday.
Tabichi won the prize from a pool of over 10,000 nominees from 179 countries.
Tabichi is a Franciscan monk, a member of the Catholic religious order founded by St Francis of Assisi in the 13th Century.
Tabichi is building Africa’s future from a remote, semi-arid part of Kenya’s Rift Valley, with 95% of pupils from poor families, some are orphans or have only one parent.
Watch Tabichi tell his story below: