Stephen Chynoweth, Principal at GEMS Hampshire School in Chelsea recently met with the ex-President of the United States Bill Clinton at the Ritz.

Mr Chynoweth attended a reception at the Mayfair location in honour of the annual advisory board meeting of the Varkey GEMS Foundation - a not-for-profit organization, established to improve the standards of education for underprivileged children.

Bill Clinton is the Chairman of the Varkey GEMS Group and spoke candidly about raising the quality of educational provision in third world countries not only through the creation of schools but the development of excellent teacher training centres.

Mr Clinton discussed the development of quality teacher training centres with Mr Chynoweth and the roles GEMS can play in disseminating the excellence it has in its worldwide teaching staff.

GEMS Hampshire School Principal, Stephen Chynoweth said: “It was an honour to meet Bill Clinton and discuss the success of the Varkey Foundation. It is wonderful to have such a strong figure on board.”

For every child enrolled in a GEMS school, the Foundation aims to impact 100 underprivileged children. The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of GEMS Education which has a global network of award-winning schools providing high quality holistic education.

In recent years, the worldwide GEMS pupils, parents, teachers and staff have raised over forty million dollars for charities around the world. GEMS 10,000 education professionals, specialists and staff, along with the community of 110,000 students and families are helping to raise the standards of the education for the world’s poorest children to ensure every child has a chance to prosper.