What we do

The Varkey Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation established to improve the standards of education for underprivileged children throughout the world. Our mission is that every child should have a good teacher. We do this through:

Building teacher capacity


Instructional Leadership Programme, Uganda

The Varkey Foundation has designed a low-cost teacher training pogramme that will address the issue of teacher quality in developing countries.



Making Ghanaian Girls Great

This is Ghana's first interactive distance-learning project impacting marginalised girls.



Varkey Teacher Ambassadors

The Top 50 finalists from the Global Teacher Prize coming together to promote best practices in education and teaching as a profession.



Advocacy campaigns to promote excellence
in teaching practice



Global Teacher Prize

The Global Teacher Prize is a US $1 million award presented annually to an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession.



Global Education and Skills Forum

The Global Education and Skills Forum brings together world leaders from the public, private and social sectors seeking solutions to achieving education, equity and employment for all. Over two days, more than 2,000 delegates at the Forum will share, debate and shape new ways for education to transform our world. 



Business Backs Education

Business Backs Education is a global advocacy campaign working to encourage the private sector to get behind education.



Global Teacher Status Index

The world's first comprehensive attempt to compare the status of teachers across the world.

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