A History of Giving
The Varkey Family
Ever since the Varkey family arrived in Dubai in the late 50s, they have been synonymous with education and charity. The Chairman of GEMS Education is Sunny Varkey. Even when his father earned a mere 5000 Rupees a month, he donated 500 Rupees to charitable causes. Faced with requests for assistance from family, friends and acquaintances, the family helps and provides. ‘Giving’ is the word that best describes the Varkey family’s ethos and Sunny Varkey and his family carry on this tradition to this day.