Brown is beautiful: a Kenyan monk to admire

St. Francis of Assisi established the Franciscan order based on voluntary poverty and service. Peter Tabichi, a humble Kenyan village teacher, is the perfect friar of this order. He stopped local warfare, taught villagers to survive by growing drought-resistant crops, and most important, is an inspiring teacher whose students have won prizes and, despite their origins as village kids, have done great at university.

Now, he has been recognised as the best teacher in the world. He was awarded one million dollars, which he will spend to the benefit of his local community.

Human nature ain’t so bad after all, right?

Copyright for the pic is by the Varkey Foundation, which awards the annual prize.

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About Dr Bob Rich

I am a professional grandfather. My main motivation is to transform society to create a sustainable world in which my grandchildren and their grandchildren in perpetuity can have a life, and a life worth living. This means reversing environmental idiocy that's now threatening us with extinction, and replacing culture of greed and conflict with one of compassion and cooperation.
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4 Responses to Brown is beautiful: a Kenyan monk to admire

  1. How wonderful! Thank you for sharing about Peter! He is a wonderful example to all of us as to how we should act.

    Never Give Up
    Joan

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  2. Dr Bob Rich says:

    I agree, Florence. Hopefully, he’ll get in a team of experts to use it to maximum benefit.

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  3. Florence Weinberg says:

    Friar Tabichi is a true Christian. I pray that all that money will not corrupt him.

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