Sustainable Development

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) equips our students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values necessary to shape a sustainable future.

At GEMS Education, our responsibility to the planet lies not only in our practices on a business, school, and individual level, but also in the education we provide. ESD is essential in empowering the next generation to be eco-conscious, self-sufficient global citizens, who understand the urgency of environmental responsibility. There may not be a universal consensus on the ‘correct’ pedagogical approach to facilitate ESD in the classroom, but our schools agree that the best way to do so is by shifting toward teaching-learning methods that are collaborative, experiential, and inquiry-driven. The aim of this approach is to motivate and empower the learner to effect positive change.

"Do Better" - GEMS Student Climate Change Survey

Close to two thirds of young people feel that not enough is being done to combat climate change, one in two lack confidence that the world will be able to stop climate change, and less than half feel a sense of optimism about the future:

CEO Message - World Education Summit

Individual School Initiatives

As we embark on a journey towards delivering social impact, we invite you to explore our interactive map, which offers an opportunity to navigate through GEMS schools and discover the various initiatives that are taking place.

Hear from the people involved:

GEMS Students on Sustainability

Our international education footprint extends to 49 schools across the UAE, Qatar and Egypt, delivering a consistent, dynamic, high-quality education for every child.
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