GEMS International School


Global Teacher Prize


An annual US $1 million award presented to an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession. The Global Teacher Prize serves to underline the importance of educators and the fact that, throughout the world, their efforts deserve to be recognised and celebrated. It seeks to acknowledge the impacts of the very best teachers – not only on their students but on the communities around them.

Why Teachers?

An inadequate education is a major factor behind today’s global social, political, economic and health issues. We believe education has the power to reduce poverty, prejudice and conflict. Teachers around the world work tirelessly to provide an education for children so the status of teachers is critically important to our global future. Teacher status has a significant impact on recruitment, retention, job satisfaction and performance.

The Global Teacher Prize is awarded by the Varkey Foundation under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.



GTP 2020 Winner- Ranjit Disale, Zilla Parishad School, Maharashtra, India


Global Education Skills Forum


An annual forum referred to as the ‘Davos of Education,’ held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. Each year GESF brings together world leaders from the public, private and social sectors seeking solutions to achieving education, equity and employment for all.

The Forum

Over two days, more than 2,000 delegates at the Global Education Skills Forum share, debate and shape new ways for education to transform our world. The Forum culminates in the awarding of the Global Teacher Prize, which recognises the exceptional work that teachers do around the world.

In 2019 the Forum hosted...


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Community engagement is a two-way street where the school, families, and the community actively work together, creating networks of shared responsibility for student success. Students are motivated and engaged in learning — both in school and in community settings, during and after school.

A community school is both a place and a set of partnerships between the school and other community resources. Its integrated focus on academics, health and social services, youth and community development and community engagement leads to improved student learning, stronger families and healthier communities. Community schools offer a personalised curriculum that emphasises real-world learning and community problem-solving. Schools become centers of the community and are open to everyone – all day, every day, evenings and weekends.

We believe that by engaging with the community, our students develop a better understanding of global development issues and the impact they can have in our world. Our aspiration is that, for every child enrolled at a GEMS school, we impact the lives of 100 underprivileged children in our world.

SCHOOLS FOR GOOD - GIS is proud to supprt the Varkey Foundation

The not-for-profit campaigner for change has committed to the various projects around the world for spreading education.

  • Training teachers to adopt a more student-centric approach in Uganda
  • Supporting the professional development of teachers in Palestine
  • Building the capacity of teachers in Kenya and Lesotho to teach science, technology and mathematics to girls and women
  • Educating students in Ghana via the country’s first interactive distance-learning project
  • Rebuilding a school in the Kenyan slum of Kibera
  • Providing clean water and toilets in 25 schools in Tanzania with Dubai Cares and Oxfam
  • Establishing ten low cost science centres in India with Pratham
  • Rebuilding ten schools in Pakistan that were destroyed by floods with Dubai Cares and Oxfam
  • Providing schools mealsto improve access to education in India
  • Supporting the UNICEF Schools for Asia programme in Philippines, Papua New Guinea, India, Nepal and Vietnam


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