GEMS Education Teachers Win Grand Prizes in GEMS Rewards-Emirates NBD Competition
GEMS Rewards, an exclusive rewards programme for the GEMS Education community, has announced the winners of a competition held in partnership with banking group Emirates NBD. Prizes included a brand-new Toyota RAV4 as well as iPads and smartphones.
The competition was launched during GEMS Awareness Day, an annual event held to introduce new teaching staff to the organisation as well as the many opportunities available to them through partners such as Emirates NBD. The prize giveaway was open to all new GEMS Education teachers who opened an account with the Dubai-based bank.
The winners were announced at a ceremony hosted by GEMS Education attended by senior officials of Emirates NBD.
Ershad Ahmed, Head of Sponsorships and Partnerships at GEMS Education, said: “At GEMS Education, we are continually looking to raise the profile of teachers, rooted to our firm belief that teachers play an essential role in unlocking the true potential of students. Through the GEMS Rewards programme, we are not only making quality education accessible for our community of parents and students, but also supporting teachers and helping all stakeholders achieve significant savings. We thank Emirates NBD for their part in helping us recognise and celebrate the valuable contribution of teachers.”
Congratulating the winners of this competition Emirates NBD commented that teachers play a key role in shaping the development of society. The bank was pleased to support its longstanding partner, GEMS Education by participating in this unique program that rewards valuable customers and fulfil their lifestyle needs.
Alice Hilary Menhenett, an English teacher at GEMS Wellington International School in Dubai, who won the Toyota RAV 4, said: “I am so excited to win this prize and so amazed by the care and thought that has been put into events like these. It really made me feel valued as a staff member and it’s clear to me just how much emphasis is placed on staff well-being at GEMS Education.”
Accessed by 100,000+ families of parents and faculty members across the United Arab Emirates, the GEMS Rewards programme is GEMS Education’s way of giving back to it community. Since its launch in 2017, the programme has enhanced the lives of thousands of GEMS Education families by facilitating a host of lifestyle and retail opportunities through thousands of family-focused offers and benefits, as well as savings amounting to AED 60+ million to date.
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.