To be the world’s leading provider of quality education enriching the lives of millions of children, and the communities in which they live.
THE GEMS STORY - To Teach, Share and Give Back
Their son, Sunny Varkey, added a visionary’s ambition to a practitioners’ experience and built the GEMS organization that exists today.
From simple roots in a family of teachers, GEMS Education is today an international company advancing education for all - with students of all ages, from over 150 nationalities offering six different curricula and stretching across 19 countries - from the Middle East, North America and Europe to Asia and Africa.
Every day, in our schools around the world, we prepare thousands of children for real world success. We pursue educational excellence and promote social, cultural and cognitive diversity. We support our parents to develop their child holistically - with values and skills that will allow them to thrive in the real world.
To Give Back
The Varkey Foundation is proud to have a particular focus on the skills, knowledge and status of teachers around the world. With partners like UNESCO we have provided grants for teacher training in Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, and India,, and run our own low cost high impact teacher training program in Uganda. The Varkey Foundation also publishes the Global Teacher Status Index, which charts the status of teachers in both developed and emerging countries in order to spark a long overdue debate about the professional status of teachers in society.