Changing lives through education

We work to build the capacity of teachers.

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Who we are

We believe in a quality education for every child. We work to build the capacity and status of teachers to ensure that the quality of teaching is enhanced, and outcomes will improve.

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What We Do

We are a family foundation established to improve standards of education and raise the status and capacity of teachers throughout the world.

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2020 Finalists

Meet the Global Teacher Prize 2020 Top 50 finalists!

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This is what the world thinks and feels about education

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News, views and opinion from the Varkey Foundation

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Class of Covid-19


Message From Our Founder

Sunny Varkey

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About The Global Teacher Prize

A US $1 million award presented annually to an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to their profession.

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