GEMS Education educates more than 100,000 students who represent more than 150 nationalities
The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is set to name philanthropist, educator and entrepreneur Sunny Varkey as a Goodwill Ambassador for Education Partnerships.
Mr. Varkey, founder and chairman of GEMS Education, will be recognized for “his contribution to forging innovative public-private partnerships to ensure that underprivileged children across the world receive a good quality education,” according to a news release issued by UNESCO.
The son of Indian expatriates who moved to Dubai in 1959, Mr. Varkey took over the management of his parents’ school in 1980 and transformed the family-run institution into a multinational company. Today, GEMS Education educates more than 100,000 students who represent more than 150 nationalities. Read more
The Middle East CEO of the Year Awards was presented on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at a high-profile awards ceremony at the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai, UAE. Organized by the Middle East Excellence Awards Institute, these awards recognized some of the region’s most outstanding leaders of business and government organizations. Read more
His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, today, awarded the Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Award for Excellence to 28 girls from the GEMS network of schools across the Middle East and India.
The seventh annual award includes a scholarship to cover a yearâ€™s tuition fee at a GEMS school and a memento. The Awards were started by GEMS in 2005 to honour Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, wife of late President His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, for her contributions to the empowerment of the UAE women, and her support for excellence in all areas. The event acknowledges Her Highnessâ€™ role as mother of the nation, and her vision to celebrate, and support womenâ€™s achievements and self determination. Read more