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Sunny Varkey

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  • One of the leading NRIs and Private education providers. 
  • The Founder and Chairman of GEMS Education Group of institutions in the gulf region.
  • Conferred the title of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Education Partnerships.
  • Sunny Varkey is the second Indian to become a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador.
  • He was lauded for his contribution in innovative public-private partnerships to ensure that underprivileged children across the world receive a good quality education, especially in Africa.
  • Sunny Varkey began the Varkey Group in 1980 with 'Our Own English High School'. Since 1980, the organisation has since evolved to include a number of schools internationally. The Varkey group has also grown to include separate divisions in healthcare and construction in addition to their large role in education under the title GEMS Education. GEMS Education is the largest private school operator in the world for students from kindergarten to grade 12. There are over 100,000 students in GEMS Education schools from well over 100 countries.

  • Source : www.gktoday.in

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