The vision of Global Schools Forum is a world where all children have access to quality education.
Our mission is to support and represent non-state schools and school networks operating in low- and middle-income countries, so they are better able to deliver quality education to children from low income families.
We aim to do this by building and strengthening the non-state sector through increased collaboration, targeted expertise, influencing policy narrative, and building greater transparency.
We are an independent, not for profit membership organisation for pre-primary, primary and secondary schools and school networks. We are agnostic about our members’ financial model; whether they are for-profit, not-for- profit, fee-charging, free of cost, or operating in partnership with government.
We believe that government should be the guarantor, and not necessarily the sole provider of education. Cooperation and partnership between the non-state sector and governments can help deliver high quality education for all students. Find out more about our members
How We Work
Our TeamGSF is managed professionally by a small but growing team based in the UK.
Prior to this role, Aashti oversaw a portfolio of education investments at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), the world’s largest philanthropy that focuses specifically on improving children’s lives.
She previously managed the education programme in India for the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID). Aashti worked at the World Bank in Washington DC, where she coordinated EdStats, collecting and disseminating international data on over 150 education indicators.
Aashti graduated from Smith College and Georgetown University.
She brings experience working as Account Management Team Leader at The Key Support Services for UK school leaders and governors and as Development Manager at The Feast, a Birmingham-based charity working to promote community cohesion. She has worked across the public, private and non-governmental sectors in strategic and delivery roles.
Previously, she completed a Masters in International Child Studies at Kings College London and last year travelled Central America and Africa visiting organisations, supporting them in their work and learning from them.
Prior to this role, Keya worked at Rocketship Public Schools, a network of charter schools in the US, focused on delivering quality education to children from low-income communities through a scalable and sustainable model in partnership with government. At Rocketship, she was part of the Personalised Learning Team providing support to their 16 schools across four regions.
Previously, she was part of the founding team starting up a new elementary charter school in San Francisco. Keya is a Teach for America alum and a certified teacher in California.
Keya graduated from UCLA with a degree in International Development Studies and Chinese.