Founder and Chairman, GEMS Education
I believe that a person who has been educated will also understand the
importance of educating their own children so the impact of a quality education will flow through from generation to generation.
Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai
Sheikh Mohammed praised the Varkey family's great contribution to the national economy throught their many investments.
He commended the role played by the Varkey family in contributing to building a private education.
Founder of the Clinton Global Initiative
In my travels around the world, I've seen that while intelligence and ability are equally distributed, access to a quality education is not.
Member of our Clinton Global Initiative have made hundreds of commitments that have opened the doors to education for more than 8 million young people around the world.
The support of Mr. Varkey and GEMS Education will help us do even more to address
this and other pressing issues.
the Honourable President of India
The Honourable President of India Smt. Pratibha Patil has awarded Mr. Sunny Varkey, Founder and Chairman of GEMS Education, with one of the country's highest honours, the Padma Shri Award, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Education and
Dubai: Monday March 18, 2013 - Speaking on the final day of the inaugural Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai where 500 delegates from 50 countries are discussing the global demand for better education,Founder and Chairman of GEMS Education, Sunny Varkey said: “Based on the feedback from those that attended and contributed to the Forum we have decided that the Global Education and Skills Forum will become an annual event to be held in the UAE...
In the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Mr Sunny Varkey, Founder and Chairman of GEMS Education, has been awarded an honorary degree (Doctor of the University) by Heriot-Watt University.
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova will nominate philanthropist, educator and entrepreneur Sunny Varkey as a Goodwill Ambassador for Education Partnerships on Thursday, April 26th. A special ceremony will be held to mark the occasion at the Organization’s Paris headquarters (1pm, 7th floor).
New York - September 22: The Varkey GEMS Foundation, a not-for-profit education organization and The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), have announced the largest school Principals training programme involving a private Foundation in UNESCO’s history.
Dubai, June 12, 2011: Following an invitation from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation,(UNESCO), the Chairman of GEMS Education, Sunny Varkey, has joined a High Level Panel which focuses on advancing the rights of Women and Girls to receive an education.
Dubai, UAE, April 4, 2011: The Rt. Hon. Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Founder of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation has announced that GEMS Education, a Dubai based company, has become the first education provider in the United
The Rt. Hon. Raila Amolo Odinga, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kenya, announced today that GEMS Education will build its first school in Africa in partnership with MenaLink Holdings. The international school will be located in Nairobi, Kenya- the political, economic and financial hub of East Africa- and is set to be the region’s leading educational institution. It marks GEMS’ first entry into Kenya.
GEMS Education, the world's largest kindergarten to grade 12 education provider, and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), have entered into a teacher training partnership agreement to raise the standards of teaching in the developing world. In signing the agreement today, GEMS Education, which is based in Dubai, has become the first education company in the world to partner with UNESCO to improve teacher training
Dubai, UAE, March 14, 2011:The UAE Ministry of Education has conferred an award on Mr. Sunny Varkey, Chairman of GEMS Education in recognition of his significant contribution in developing education in the country.
The Government of Russia has presented an ‘Honorary Order – Public Recognition’ award to Sunny Varkey, the Founder and Chairman of GEMS Education, the largest education provider in the UAE.
Dubai, UAE, December 12, 2010: President Bill Clinton launched the Varkey GEMS Foundation today, a not for profit charitable initiative, aimed at impacting the lives of 10 million children globally. The foundation is part of GEMS Education, a Dubai based company and the largest kindergarten to grade 12 private education operator in the world.
Dubai, UAE, October 17, 2010: Sunny Varkey, Chairman and Founder of GEMS Education, today announced the company’s expansion into China, the world’s fastest growing major economy. The UAE-based education provider is co-developing its first flagship greenfield international school – the GEMS World Academy (GWA) - in Tianjin, China through a joint venture with Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City Investment and Development Co. Ltd. (SSTEC). Tainjin, in Northeast China, is one of five National Central Cities, which have been chosen to lead the country’s political, economic, and cultural growth.
RIYADH: Kingdom Holding Company has announced that Kingdom Schools and GEMS Education, a global provider of education from kindergarten to grade 12 levels, has entered into a partnership with each other. Under the agreement, GEMS has become the new manager of Kingdom Schools.
President Clinton said, “In my travels around the world, I’ve seen that while intelligence and ability are equally distributed, access to a quality education is not. Members of our Clinton Global Initiative have made hundreds of commitments that have opened the doors to education for more than 8 million young people around the world. The support of Mr. Varkey and GEMS Education will help us do even more to address this and other pressing issues."
GEMS Education has just received notification that it is now officially a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) through its membership of WEF’s Community of Global Growth Companies (GGC).
Rt. Hon. Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of United Kingdom met with Founder and Chairman of GEMS Education, Mr Sunny Varkey to discuss the role that GEMS Education can play in promoting respect and understanding of the world's major religions.