Chairman of GEMS Education, Sunny Varkey, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Education Partnerships
Sunny Varkey joins a small group of people worldwide to become a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and is the first private education provider in the world.
Director General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova said Sunny Varkey was recognized for;
“his contribution to forging innovative public-private partnerships to ensure that underprivileged children across the world receive a good quality education."
Commenting on the on-going collaboration between UNESCO and GEMS Education Irina Bokova said;
“The UNESCO-GEMS Education partnership is an excellent example of the new platforms for cooperation the world needs today. Tackling complex, global challenges requires also innovative and far-reaching partnerships between the public and private spheres”.
Director General, UNESCO