Earnings. The school is located in Al Wakrah, and offers an American curriculum based around the United States Common Core State Standards, while according to GEMS still valuing the Islamic faith and Qatar's language, traditions, history, and culture. Son of Indian expat teachers who migrated to Dubai in 1959, Sunny Varkey controls GEMS Education, the world's largest operator of K-12 schools. Son of Indian expat teachers who migrated to Dubai in 1959, Sunny Varkey controls GEMS Education, the world's largest operator of K-12 schools. [222] The school offers a global education and provides links with students around the world. [271] It has an international curriculum, and is an International Baccalaureate school, offering the Cambridge International curriculum CIE/IGCSE as well. [237] Results, as with many SIG recipients from 2010–2012, were mixed;[238][237][239] in August 2012 the company declined to renew its contract with one school district. [279] The school is for ages three to 18, and follows the British National Curriculum leading to the IGCSE/CIE and AS/A-level qualifications. [146] In September 2011 the school was renamed after urban designer Melvin M. Webber, who was responsible for Milton Keynes' unique city layout, and it became the Webber Independent School, with a new head teacher and a new focus. [14][21] GEMS subsequently opened schools in Africa, Southeast Asia, the U.S., and Europe. Tech. [11] Varkey continued to add schools in the subcontinent, and also purchased a controlling interest in the India-based Everonn Education, which the Varkey Group and GEMS manage. SUNNY-VARKEY. [157] GEMS started Sherfield School as a coeducational day school, and added boarding facilities in 2010 and 2015,[156][158] including residential buildings for students with autism and severe learning disabilities. In a frank interview with Gulf Business magazine GEMS Education chairman, Sunny Varkey, has told UAE parents to "stop moaning" about the price of education and choose schools they can afford instead. "[59], The philanthropic arm of GEMS Education is the Varkey Foundation. [190], GEMS opened its first school in sub-Saharan Africa in Kenya – GEMS Cambridge International School in Nairobi – in September 2012. As the emirate developed into an international hub, the expat demographics shifted from short-term workers from a few countries to longterm expat residents with their entire families from countries around the world. Soon afterwards, he took over Sherfield School in Hampshire, and purchased another 10 schools in England, mainly in the north. [134][135] It provides after-school activities such as Spanish club, cultural dance, choir, robotics, and yoga. The Varkey Foundation is a philanthropic organisation established by GEMS Education founder and chairman Sunny Varkey to improve the standards of education for underprivileged children throughout the world. [173], In 2013 GEMS set up GEMS Learning Trust, an education charity with academy-sponsorship status approved by the Department for Education, and established to run no-fee free schools and academies in the UK. [217] The preschool to eighth grade building opened in 2014, and garnered attention for its architecture accented with color. [25] In 2012, it became a Global Growth Company 'Partner', entitling it to attend the World Economic Forum's flagship annual meeting in Davos. [93] Approximately 90% of students in Dubai are in private schools, and with rapidly increasing population, private-school enrolment in Dubai doubled in the decade from 2003 to 2013. With more than 250 schools worldwide, the private education firm counts the Blackstone Group among its key investors. [218][219][220][221] An upper school for grades nine through 12 was scheduled to open in the fall of 2017. [159] The school is GEMS' flagship "premium" school in the UK, with fees higher than its mid-range schools. "Dubai is a place where, depending on your financial resources, you can choose a school model. The sports academy has been initially hosted at GEMS Wellington Academy–Silicon Oasis, and offers a two-year International Baccalaureate diploma programme with professional athletics training. Son of Indian expatriates who went to Dubai in 1959, Sunny Varkey never went beyond high school himself. [88] GEMS is the largest education provider in the UAE, and the UAE accounts for more than 90% of its business. View the profiles of people named Sonny Varkey. [124][126] It contains a number of sports and recreation facilities, science and language labs, and libraries, and includes internet and technological access for each student. Ministry of Education. [15][41] As of 2014 it was the world's largest single-location girls school, offered an Indian curriculum, and had a waiting list of several thousand. [277], In September 2015, GEMS opened GEMS International School Pearl City, in Penang, Malaysia. In March 2011, the foundation partnered with UNESCO for girls' education in Lesotho and Kenya, and donated $1,000,000 to the effort. As of 2017, GEMS had 45 schools in the United Arab Emirates,[85] including 30 in Dubai,[86] 7 in Abu Dhabi,[87] 1 in Fujairah, and 4 in Sharjah. Sunny Varkey took over the management of the school in 1980 and transformed the … [165][164] It is an independent co-educational day school for children between the ages of 3 and 13,[165] and since 2009 has been housed in the former historic Chelsea Library, a listed building. 57. [256][257][258] An agreement was reached with La Côte International School to ensure enrolment for the school's students. Qui nous sommes En savoir plus. Education. Sunny Varkey’s contribution to the UAE economy has made his education provider GEMS a household name. Mariamma’s son, Sunny Varkey, added a visionary’s touch to his parents’ practical experience, and from humble beginnings rooted in a family of teachers, GEMS Heritage A sixty-year legacy: From humble beginnings, GEMS Education has grown to become one of the world’s largest private education providers. Varkey Group is the umbrella organisation covering GEMS Education and Varkey's other businesses, including Health care and, previously, construction. [39][40] It works with governments and non-profits, and public and private clients. He and his elder sister returned to Dubai in 1970, and Sunny completed his O-Levels at St. Mary's Catholic High School. [76], Sunny Varkey is the founder of the GEMS Education Group. GEMS has offered shares to its teachers in a bid to deter rivals from poaching them. I don't believe in giving up even when I hit a hard wall. [172] After class sizes dropped to less than half, GEMS also sold Bolitho School in Penzance in 2015; GEMS had taken over the school in 2010 when it was in receivership and when pupil numbers were already in decline. [11][13][19] The company states that GEMS aims to equip children to live in a multicultural environment, and stresses the importance of giving back to others both locally and globally. Sunny Varkey a été nommé Ambassadeur de bonne volonté de l'UNESCO pour les partenariats dans le domaine de l’éducation en avril 2012, en reconnaissance de sa contribution à la création de partenariats public-privé innovants pour assurer une éducation de qualité aux enfants défavorisés du monde entier. When in 1980 local authorities insisted that Our Own English High School be housed in a purpose-built facility, the Varkeys' son Sunny Varkey took over the operation of the school, which taught less than 400 students at the time. Kaynak: DHA . Sunny Varkey (born in 1957 in Kerala, India) is a non-resident Indian, Dubai-based education entrepreneur and education philanthropist. His Father worked for British Bank of the Middle East, and both of his parents taught English to local Arabs, including members of the royal family. [247][249][250][254][255], On 29 May 2019, GEMS announced that GEMS World Academy-Etoy would close on 30 June 2019. [62][63] In September 2011, a further $1 million was pledged with UNESCO to train 10,000 school principals in India, Ghana, and Kenya. [133], The company opened its first school in Qatar, GEMS American Academy, in September 2014. Bill Clinton gave the inaugural keynote address. ", "Etoy: l’ambitieuse école privée GEMS avait vu trop grand", "L’école privée GEMS à Étoy va cesser ses activités", "GEMS cessera son activité à Etoy à la fin de l'été", "Leading French institute Ecole des Roches becomes part of GEMS family of schools", "Dans l’Eure, une école pour enfants très riches", "La prestigieuse école des Roches, de Verneuil-sur-Avre, prépare son lifting", "Élites africaines: l’École des riches, eu ... des roches! [112] In September 2013 the school hosted basketball star Kobe Bryant for a basketball skills clinic for selected students, as part of the Kobe Bryant Health and Fitness Weekend in the UAE, co-sponsored by GEMS Education;[113][114][115][116] In 2015 a team of three students from the school competed at New York University's annual Digital Forensics Competition, along with 11 other teams chosen from over 800 teams around the world. [5] Bill Clinton gave the inaugural keynote address. [105][106] Winners of the prize, now called the Emirates Innovative Teacher Award, are announced annually in February at the Government Summit. As of 2015, his elder son Dino Varkey is an Executive Director of the GEMS Education Group and a Board Member of GEMS Education; Sunny's younger son Jay Varkey is an Executive Director of the GEMS Education Group and a Board Member of GEMS Global. Sunny Varkey is the son of Indian expatriates who moved to Dubai in 1959. He is the founder and chairman of the global advisory and educational management firm GEMS Education, which is the largest operator of private kindergarten-to-grade-12 schools in the world, with a network of over 130 schools in over a dozen countries. He is also the chairman of the umbrella business organisation the Varkey Group, and the founder and trustee of the philanthropic Varkey Founda… [50] The program has aimed to prevent dropping out and under-achieving among girls; students participate more in these classes, in contrast to the standard system of learning by rote, and the video system also cuts down on teacher absenteeism. [138] The school, GEMS Wellington School–Qatar, is located in Al Wakrah and opened with pre-school through grade 6, with plans to expand through high school in subsequent years.[139]. [68] Nancie Atwell, an English teacher in rural Maine with 42 years of pioneering teaching, was awarded the inaugural prize; she donated the full amount to her nonprofit Center for Teaching and Learning, a demonstration school created for the purpose of developing and disseminating teaching methods. [232], In 2013 GEMS Education sought to find a location to build a school on the Upper East Side of New York City; proceedings were eventually abandoned amidst litigation relating to property contracts. image caption Sunny Varkey says the lack of respect for teachers was the inspiration for the prize. [80][81][82], In 2014, Sir Michael Peat became the new independent Chairman of GEMS' Board of Directors. Sunny Varkey is Former Chairman/Founder at GEMS Education Solutions. Its sports facilities include an Olympic-sized swimming pool, football field, running track, tennis courts, squash courts, skating park, gymnasium, and sports hall with retractable seating. Indian Certificate of Secondary Education, Programme for International Student Assessment, Department for Children, Schools and Families, "Exclusive Interview: GEMS Chairman Sunny Varkey Talks Profits And Philanthropy", "Early days of Varkey schools: it was a management challenge", "Entrepreneur Seeks to Offer High-Quality Education at Fraction of Cost", "Sunny Varkey banks on Centum Learning to revive India business", "World’s Biggest Private School Operator GEMS Seeks $1 Billion", "No-Frills Public Schools: Independants' Day", "A Look Inside Downtown Chicago’s Newest School". [8][12][13] The education situation in Dubai was ripe for expansion, since local schools were only for native Arabs, and the children of the ever-increasing number of expats needed education of their own. With more than 250 schools worldwide, the private education firm counts the Blackstone Group among its key investors. Mr. [174] It is sponsored by GEMS Education Solutions, the public-sector management and delivery arm of GEMS Education. Varkey hopes the annual forum will become the "Davos of education". Sunny Varkey Wiki Biography Sunny Varkey (born in 1957 in Kerala, India) is a non-resident Indian, Dubai-based education entrepreneur and education philanthropist. Through its consultancy arm, GEMS Education Solutions, the company works internationally with public and private sector clients on school improvement initiatives. [11][37], GEMS has two divisions: schools and educational services. Join Facebook to connect with Sonny Varkey and others you may know. [29][30] That year it was also named Education Company of the Year at the Gulf Business Industry Awards,[31][32] and it also received that same award in 2013. 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Rivera as Superintendent of Schools", "What’s the payoff for $4.6 billion in School Improvement Grants? [171] By July 2013 GEMS had sold all of its schools in the north of England. As of 2012, he is a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador. He pursued his A-Levels at Bembridge School in the UK for a year, and completed his A-Levels in Dubai at the British Council. [134][137], In the fall of 2015 GEMS opened a school featuring the English National Curriculum in Qatar. Varkey developed a habit of philanthropy from the Example of his Father and from his own strong spiritual values. Offering six different curricula in 250 schools across 13 countries, GEMS is the world’s largest operator of K-12 schools. Paul Albert, from a village near Paris, attended École des Roches, set on 60 hectares in northern France, which at the time charged an admission fee of £18,000 a year, he wrote in Vice France. GEMS Education, founded as Global Education Management Systems (GEMS), is an international education company. Mr. Varkey serves as a Member of the Healthcare and Education Advisory Board of Gulf Capital.An out-of-the-box thinker, Mr. Varkey has brought a new dimension to private education. [10][36] According to GEMS, educational quality is maintained in the budget-range schools by using high-quality teachers, by efficiency and economisation on time and space, and by capitalising on its breadth of experience: according to the company the large network of GEMS schools shares resources and information and provides training to teachers across the whole system. [227][228][229][230], In 2014 GEMS World Academy-Chicago instituted the citywide $50,000 GEMS Education Chicago Teacher Award. Sunny Varkey. M. Varkey croit au pouvoir de l'éducation de réduire la pauvreté, les préjugés et les conflits dans le monde entier. [191][194][195] It offers the British curriculum, and IGCSE exams as well as British-style A-levels for graduates. Varkey, who came to Dubai in 1959, at a time when there was no electricity, and no water due to abject poverty back in Kerala. The foundation intends to impact 100 impoverished children for every child enrolled at GEMS schools, via enrolment and education-access initiatives, worldwide Teacher training programs, advocacy campaigns, and physical projects such as building classrooms, schools, and learning centres. [266][267][268], 2014 was the first year of GEMS operation of the school,[267] and it announced an intention to double or triple Ecole des Roches's 400-student boarding and day enrolment over five years. Age. GEMS Education-Wikipedia [45], In Ghana, GEMS Education Solutions implemented MGCubed – Making Ghana Girls Great – which equips two classrooms in each Ghanaian primary school with a computer, projector, satellite modem, and solar panels, creating an interactive distance-learning platform to deliver both formal in-school teaching and informal after-school training. [26] Also in 2010, former U.S. president Bill Clinton named GEMS Education a strategic partner of the Clinton Global Initiative, which convened global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world's pressing challenges. In 2004, Varkey's GEMS group opened its first schools in India. [245][247] The upscale school also offered merit-based scholarships of 25% to 100% tuition reimbursement for local students. [169] In 2007 GEMS announced the sale of Kingswood College in Lancashire to developers, citing the high costs of maintaining its premises, Scarisbrick Hall, a historic 19th-century Grade I listed building;[170] local supporters purchased it and kept it open as a school. [188] It also offers a summer camp for sports, fitness, arts, and other activities. After creating a strong network of schools in the Arab states of the Persian Gulf, in 2000 Varkey established Global Education Management Systems (GEMS), an advisory and educational management firm, in advance of his worldwide overseas expansion. 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[259][260] The top-tier school, for students age 6 to 19, caters to a clientele from over 100 countries. [84], GEMS Education was founded in Dubai, and its first school there, Our Own English High School, originally opened in 1968. [96][97][98] In 2012 GEMS in the UAE partnered with Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia for a three-day Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp hosted at GEMS Wellington International School in Dubai, bringing students from around the world together to design innovative solutions to local problems, and including meetings with a variety civic leaders. Sunny Varkey is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the GEMS Education Group. [5] It aims to impact 100 underprivileged children for every child enrolled in a GEMS school. [196] In 2014, a 6-lane, 400-metre tartan track was completed on the school grounds, to aid young athletes; it also allows Kenya's elite athletes to train in their speed work. 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