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 2015 coming together to promote best practices in education and teaching as a profession.



Advocacy campaigns to promote excellence
in teaching practice



Global Teacher Prize

This is an annual $1 million award for an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession.



Global Education and Skills Forum

We convene this annual leading multi-stakeholder event bringing together leaders from the Public, Private and Social sectors.



Business Backs Education

Our 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.

Design and build S8080