“Everyday in Africa we turn a new page and a new chapter. Today is another day,” Tabichi told the foundation. “This prize does not recognize me but recognizes this great continent’s young people.”
Tabichi’s students face many challenges, including food scarcity, drug abuse, teenage pregnancies and young marriages. Yet at the Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School where Tabichi teaches, enrollment has doubled over three years and more of the students are going on to college, according to his profile.
“You have to do more and talk less,” Tabichi said.
He accepted the award from actor Hugh Jackman, who hosted the ceremony in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.