Sunny Varkey Commits Dh5 Million to UAE Committee for Relief and Rehabilitation Work in His Home-State of Kerala

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Published August 19th, 2018 - 10:31 GMT
During the event
During the event

GEMS Education Founder & Chairman Sunny Varkey has committed AED 5 million to the special committee formed by the UAE to support emergency relief and rehabilitation work in Kerala.

“The UAE government, under the leadership of President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Vice President & Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum have underlined their support to Kerala through the formation of the special committee. We are making our humble contribution to the committee for supporting the rescue and rehabilitation work in Kerala, my home-state.”

“Kerala is witnessing an unprecedented challenge and it calls for the unified efforts of all to support the state and its people. My heart goes out to the people affected by the floods and I hope they will find the strength and resolve to overcome the crisis.

“I also congratulate the entire community for standing together to face and address the situation efficiently. We need concerted efforts to rebuild the state, and I commend the efforts of everyone for their unconditional support, dedication and tireless work. This is a challenging time, no doubt, but standing united, we can overcome it.

Mr. Varkey also praised the efforts of the national emergency committee chaired by the Emirates Red Crescent, adding that the gesture of goodwill highlighted by the UAE shows the spirit of solidarity and togetherness that the nation places on supporting Keralites, who have played an important role in the success story of the country.

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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