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About the Varkey GEMS Foundation
The Varkey GEMS Foundation (VGF) is a not-for-profit organization, established to improve the standards of education for underprivileged children around the world. The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of GEMS Education which has a global network of award-winning schools providing high quality holistic education.The Varkey GEMS Foundation believes in the imporatnce of impact one hundred underprivileged students for every child enrolled at a GEMS school. The Varkey GEMS Foundation provides education scholarships and builds schools to increase the capacity of education systems in the developing world. It also provides leadership development, teacher effectiveness and professional development courses to improve the skills and knowledge of teachers and school leaders. The Varkey GEMS Foundation places a special emphasis on campaigning on issues of relevance related to promoting education globally. President Bill Clinton, Founding Chairman of the Clinton Global Initiative and 42nd President of the United States, is the Honorary Chairman of the Varkey GEMS Foundation.

 


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