Indian-origin education entrepreneur launches new schools initiative

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Kerala-born education entrepreneur Sunny Varkey, founder of the Global Teacher Prize, on Wednesday launched a new worldwide representative body for independent schools as a knowledge sharing initiative to improve educational outcomes.
The new Global Independent Schools Association (GISA) is planned as a partner in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4: ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education for all by 2030.
Varkey called on India’s independent schools, estimated at around 340,000, to join in this new mission to make their voice heard.
“India’s huge variety of independent schools are shouldering a huge responsibility for educating the nation’s children,” said Varkey, founder of GISA.
“Any policy discussion on education or the future economy that doesn’t include the independent sector is missing out on a vital perspective from schools that,…

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