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Old November 18th, 2011, 08:44 AM   #1
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Prime Minister of Kenya announces first GEMS school in Africa

Dubai, UAE, March 28, 2011: The Rt. Hon. Raila Amolo Odinga, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kenya, announced today that GEMS Education will build its first school in Africa in partnership with MenaLink Holdings. The international school will be located in Nairobi, Kenya- the political, economic and financial hub of East Africa- and is set to be the region’s leading educational institution. It marks GEMS’ first entry into Kenya.

In attendance for the announcement was H.H. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, the UAE Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research; H.E. Humaid Al Qutami, the UAE Minister of Education and H.E. Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim, Minister of Health.

The Prime Minister said, “Today I visited two GEMS international schools and saw children from over 90 nationalities. It is clear that this global education company is supplying high quality education to the children in its schools. In announcing their flagship school, I am pleased that they will soon be enhancing the standard of education in Kenya as well.

“In coordination with MenaLink, which has been advising and assisting us through its Socio-Economic Development Initiative in Kenya (SEDIK), we have identified best-of-breed partners like GEMS that will share in and benefit from this Vision.”

The Prime Minister said that education was at the core of Kenya’s ambition to achieve the development objectives as outlined in Kenya Vision 2030. Kenya Vision 2030 is an economic, social and political development blueprint that seeks to transform Kenya into a newly industrializing, middle-income country by the year 2030.

Mr. Sunny Varkey, Founder and Chairman of GEMS Education said, “Our goal is to support the Kenyan Government wherever we can, whether it be in the private or public sector, to achieve its vision for the education sector. We will harness the full range of educational resources across the GEMS global network to make this international school the very best school in Kenya. A quality education impacts not only the child receiving that education, but the child’s family and the broader community.”

Mr. Rafi Nourafchan, Managing Director of MenaLink Holdings said, “By working closely with governments, we have promoted technology transfer to, as well as foreign direct investment and capacity building in, emerging markets to develop profitable and socially responsible businesses. Our investment into Kenya is underscored by our commitment to excellence as shown by our partnership with GEMS. We selected GEMS to serve as strategic educational partner due to its position as the world’s leading, private educational provider.”
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Old November 18th, 2011, 09:03 AM   #2
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Ground breaking was last week.The School will be in Karen.Owners were being interviewed on NTV.
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Old December 6th, 2011, 07:00 AM   #3
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Ida Odinga, Prof. Sam Ongeri , PM Raila Odinga and Varkey


Mr Sunny Varkey plants a tree at the ground breaking

An international network of school GEMS Education has announced that it is on course with plans to make its debut in Kenya with a new school that will be located on Magadi Road.

Pitted as what will be the region’s leading educational institution in Kenya, the construction of the GEMS Cambridge International School has already started with plans to open its doors to students in September 2012 to offer the International Baccalaureate/ British system of education in Kenya.

During the ground breaking ceremony held yesterday, Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Raila Odinga, noted that the entry of GEMS into the Kenyan education sector was timely, as it would boost the education standards in the country.

“Earlier this year I had the opportunity of visiting two GEMS international schools which were hosting children from over 90 nationalities, and it was clear that this global education institution is offering high quality education to the children in their schools that we would wish for our children back home”.

The Founder and Chairman of GEMS Education, Mr. Sunny Varkey said the school will have a capacity to accomodate 2,000 students.

“Eventually the school will be FS1 to Year 13 however in the first year of operation the school will enrol students from FS1 up to grade 6 and will scale up accordingly”, he explained.

The school will have a 400 seat auditorium, 2 football pitches, a 25m pool, a 400m running track, tennis courts, a multipurpose hall, interactive white boards in class rooms and a boarding facility for 250 students.

GEMS Education has a global network of world class international schools. With 50 years of experience in education, GEMS provides high quality holistic education to over 100,000 students from 140 countries. It employs over 10,000 education professionals, specialists and staff from around the world.

Varkey said at the ceremony that GEMS and the Government of Kenya- through the Prime Minister’s office and the Ministry of Education have forged a strong relationship geared towards the providing quality education for children in Kenya.

He added that, “GEMS Education recognises that education is at the core of Kenya’s ambition to achieve the development objectives as outlined in Kenya Vision 2030. Our goal is to support the Kenyan Government wherever we can, whether it be in the private or public sector, to achieve its vision for the education sector. We will harness the full range of educational resources across the GEMS global network to make this international school the very best school in Kenya. A quality education impacts not only the child receiving that education, but the child’s family and the broader community.”

Kenya Vision 2030 is an economic, social and political development blueprint that seeks to transform Kenya into a newly industrializing, middle-income country by the year 2030.
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Old September 16th, 2012, 10:31 PM   #4
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Project is complete. Though it hasn't been opened yet. Rumor has it that school fees per term here will be sh 600,000 ($7000) per term.
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Thats higher than brookhouse
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Old September 16th, 2012, 11:31 PM   #6
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Very expensive, a good quality education is always expensive



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Cant agree. I dont like this design. Looks like rectangles with square holes.
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Cant agree. I dont like this design. Looks like rectangles with square holes.
The original render look so much better, i don't know if the company that took on the design had a tough time molding it into international standards....
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Old September 17th, 2012, 06:58 PM   #9
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I think its the company. But sometimes renders give a false impression
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