Sunday, 24 May 2015

Team GEMS_ VIKAS POTA


Vikas Pota is the Chief Executive of the Varkey Foundation from September 2010 till present. In 2013,he was selected to join the Forum of Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum. He is also the Fellow of Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.The RSA is an enlightenment organisation which is committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges.His skills include
Entrepreneurship
Charity
Business Communications
Philanthropy,
Educational Leadership
Politics
Public Relations,
Corporate Communications etc


Team GEMS_ Radhakrishnan C.N


SENIOR BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL with strong operational management skills, substantial experience in financial strategy for growth, acquisitions, fund raising through private placement and institutional finance, restructuring of companies from both legal and management perspective, tieing up strategic partnerships, business valuations, new project feasibilities, financial management, systems analysis & implementation , treasury management, accounting and control functions, and extensive dealings with financial institutions. Such expertise was gained over a number of years of working in a variety of organizations in Manufacturing, Healthcare and Educational sectors across various territories and regions.Of this the last 13 years have been in Healthcare and Education business in Dubai

Specialties: Management of Healthcare Operations- Hospitals&Clinics, Management of Educational Institutions, particularly K-12 Schools


OECD and GEMS Education outline new plan at the Government Summit in Dubai


GEMS Education is supporting the UAE Government’s and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Developments (OECD) attempts to encourage Dubai nationals to supply their skill sets to the country’s increasingly competitive labour market. The five-point programme is based on key findings in the recent Better Schools, Better Jobs, Better Lives report.
Dino Varkey, Group Executive Directory & Board Member at GEMS Education, said it is a step-by-step scheme to recognise challenges, create solutions and make all the resources needed as available as possible. He said: “Skills have become the hard currency of our global marketplace. It is essential that stakeholders across UAE’s public and private sector support a cohesive action plan.”
The 5-steps in the report are –
Step 1 – Identify individuals who are not active in the country’s labour force and determine why they’re inactive.

Step 2 – The Government is to help ease the challenges faced by women, including constraints from family care obligations, to offer them more employment opportunities.
Step 3 – Support disabled people and encourage them to join the workforce.
Step 4 – Ensure stakeholders tackle unemployment and proactively encourage younger people to join the workforce.
Step 5 – Discourage early retirement and actively help senior workers to remain active later into life.

The report also goes into detail about how the UAE can create more jobs by encouraging entrepreneurship. The government hopes to help nurture and inspire potential businessmen by teaching entrepreneurship in schools and build a culture that encourages people to start a company.

SUNNY VARKEY Achievements


  • 2012- Sunny Varkey was awarded an honorary degree (Doctor of the University) by Heriot-Watt University
  • 2012- Sunny Varkey was given the Life Time Achievement Award in the SOE (School of Educators) Global Education Awards 2012
  • 2012 – Education: Business Leader of the Year, Gulf Business Industry Awards
  • 2012 – Sunny Varkey was awarded the “Knowledge Development and Education Partnership CEO Excellence Award” at the “9th Middle East CEO of the Year Awards
  • 2011 – The Government of Russia presented Sunny Varkey with an ‘Honorary Order – Public Recognition’ award, for his personal contribution to the international humanitarian cooperation and charity support to disabled children and for his role in the development of friendly relations between the people of the Russian Federation and the UAE

Thursday, 21 May 2015

GEMS Learning Trust


The GEMS Learning Trust is driven to ensure that all children receive a first-class education. High expectations, high challenge and a high level of feedback and support will be offered to both staff and pupils to create a high-achieving Academy. On a daily basis, our Academies will firmly focus on the core basics of phonics, reading, talk for writing, writing, and mathematics.In addition, creative approaches to learning, independent thinking and collaborative problem-solving skills and the arts will be used to engage and motivate the children to love learning and understand how they learn.  A blend of basic skills, rigour and attention to detail will underpin the cross-curricular planning. There will be an energy and buzz amongst the staff and the children, and no child will be allowed to slip through the net.
GEMS leads the way in developing meaningful parent partnerships models. Our Academies will ensure that parents are fully involved in their children’s school life, and that working in partnership, we will be able to ensure that children are happy and achieving their full, academic potential

Saturday, 9 May 2015

GEMS Education to invest $200 million in INDIA


GEMS Education plans to invest over Rs 1200 crore ($200 million) in India in the next three to five years to start its brand of schools. The institution started operations in India a few years ago with international schools in Gurgaon. Its next venture will be in Kerala, where it is opening two schools in Kochi and Thiruvanathapuram with a total investment of 200 crore. The upcoming IT park SmartCity Kochi, a joint venture between Dubai-based Tecom Investments and Kerala government, will provide facilities to set up the school in Kochi. 

After laying the foundation stone for Kochi school , GEMS Education chairman Sunny Varkey said : `` We plan to own or manage over 100 schools in India over the next few years.'' Chennai and Karnal are the two other locations where the institution will soon start schools. 


Sunday, 8 March 2015

GEMS Learning Trust

The GEMS Learning Trust is driven to ensure that all children receive a first-class education. High expectations, high challenge and a high level of feedback and support will be offered to both staff and pupils to create a high-achieving Academy. On a daily basis, our Academies will firmly focus on the core basics of phonics, reading, talk for writing, writing, and mathematics.
In addition, creative approaches to learning, independent thinking and collaborative problem-solving skills and the arts will be used to engage and motivate the children to love learning and understand how they learn.  A blend of basic skills, rigour and attention to detail will underpin the cross-curricular planning. There will be an energy and buzz amongst the staff and the children, and no child will be allowed to slip through the net.
GEMS leads the way in developing meaningful parent partnerships models. Our Academies will ensure that parents are fully involved in their children’s school life, and that working in partnership, we will be able to ensure that children are happy and achieving their full, academic potential.
GEMS Learning Trust believes children should:
  • Be happy at school; develop positive attitudes, strong personal and social skills and a lifelong love of learning
  • Achieve high levels in reading, writing, mathematics and science throughout primary school, and make exceptional levels of progress from their starting points
  • Enjoy a creative and enriched curriculum profiling art, music and drama, underpinning academic success
  • Understand the relevance of their learning to future careers in a globalised, competitive and multi-lingual world
  • Benefit from an extended school day with programmes for both enrichment and additional teaching, and quality, wraparound care, from 8am to 6pm.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

GEMS Education Solutions

GEMS Education Solutions works with public and private clients to transform the quality of global education and skills provision around the world. They are the specialist education consultancy division of GEMS Education, and our services are built on the educational heritage that GEMS has been developing for more than 50 years.
From this foundation, they use our expertise and insight to deliver leadership and management solutions, education system transformation, skills services, and strategy and consulting. Everything they do is focused on making a tangible difference in the lives of learners, communities and nations, enabling students of all ages to be prepared to succeed in an increasingly competitive world.
Headquartered in the UK, GEMS Education Solutions combines our educational expertise with practical experience, to design and deliver programmes to improve access to high-quality education around the world. We combine our core strengths – a vast and wide understanding of the education sector, with a best-in-class, globally mobile team – to deliver education transformation that benefits learners of all ages.