GEMS Education is a strategic partner with the Tony Blair Faith Foundation. Founder and Chairman of GEMS Education, Sunny Varkey is on the Foundation’s Strategic Advisory Board.
The Tony Blair Faith Foundation aims to promote respect and understanding about the world’s major religions and show how faith is a powerful force for good in the modern world.
The Face to Faith Schools programme engages secondary students of different faiths across the world in learning directly with, from and about each other by means of videoconferencing and an online community.
Students of different faiths work together to investigate specific global issues, discuss a range of opinions, values and beliefs, and explore the reasons for similar and different views.
“It is rather unique, this organization that Mr. Varkey and his family has put together. The fact is they are providing really high quality education and they are doing it in a way that I think is very interesting, very innovative and actually very exciting and there’s lots education systems worldwide can learn from this.
Today I’ve seen children from 87 nationalities in one GEMS school, learning about the world alongside each other.
Good learning creates understanding, overcomes prejudice and opens dialogue.”
Former UK Prime Minister
Founder of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation