Sunita Gandhi

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Dr. Sunita Gandhi "obtained her Ph.D. in Physics from Cambridge University in England with full scholarship from Trinity College and The Cambridge Commonwealth Trust. Following her doctorate at Cambridge, Sunita did further post-doctoral work at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories in California, USA. In 1988, Dr. Gandhi joined the World Bank where she was selected to the Young Professionals Program. During the ten years she spent at the World Bank, Dr. Gandhi worked extensively on issues involving development and education. Dr. Gandhi was one of ten staff members honored by the World Bank’s President for "outstanding contribution" to development. Dr. Gandhi has been interested in the educational work of her parents, Jagdish and Bharti Gandhi (founders of CMS School, which received UNESCO Peace Education Award in 2002). This work has inspired her to set up the Council for Global Education, a non-profit foundation in the United States and the Education Society of Iceland. This same inspiration led Dr. Gandhi to establish DEVI – Dignity, Education, Vision, International, a successful non-profit organization serving village populations in villages in UP for the last ten years. She decided to develop GEMS Program because she felt that there was not enough materials for children to be "good" and "smart."" [1]

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  1. Mission, Global Education Model of Schooling, accessed November 17, 2008.
  2. Directors, Council for Global Education, accessed November 17, 2008.