GEMS Education to Manage School in Madinah

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Published July 4th, 2017 - 07:52 GMT
GEMS Education will provide technical, academic, pre-operational and operational management services to the school.
GEMS Education will provide technical, academic, pre-operational and operational management services to the school.

Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, Governor of Madinah and President of the Honorary Council of Al Boraq Education Charitable Fund, a cooperation agreement was signed between the Fund and GEMS Education to manage an international school in the Holy City of Madinah Al Monawara, Saudi Arabia.

The agreement was signed between Ihab Hashani, Secretary General of the Executive Committee of Al Boraq Education Charitable Fund and Dino Varkey, Chief Executive Officer, GEMS Education.

The school will feature an advanced learning environment built on a prime site of 50,000 square meters, and will open its doors to students in September 2019.

As part of the agreement, GEMS Education will provide technical, academic, pre-operational and operational management services to the school. The school is planned to accommodate 1,650 students, and will deliver an international American curriculum with strong focus on Arabic and Islamic cultural beliefs and values. 

Dino Varkey said: “GEMS Education remains committed to providing high-quality education throughout the region and beyond. By managing our third school in Saudi Arabia we are reaffirming our commitment to the Kingdom in providing educational choices for families, underpinned by the GEMS expertise, developed over 55 years.”

The event took place during the first honorary council and board of trustees meeting chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Faisal. The council reviewed the project progress to date and pledged support to this noble effort, giving the GEMS team the green light to kick start the project.

Background Information

GEMS Education

In 1959, two teachers, KS Varkey and his wife Mariamma, arrived in Dubai. 

At the time, Dubai was a burgeoning trade centre on the Arabian Gulf. The Varkey family had left Kerala, India to seek a better life for their family. What they found was a real need to educate children arriving in the city from around the world.

Their son, Sunny, added a visionary’s ambition to a practitioner's experience. From simple roots in a family of teachers, GEMS Education, is today an international company with schools and education services across the Middle East. We still share the same mission - to provide a quality education to everyone.

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