The vision of Global Schools Forum is a world where all children have access to quality education.
Our mission is to strengthen the non-state education sector in developing countries serving children from low-income backgrounds.
We aim to do this by equipping our members to support and run quality non-state schools and by creating a more favourable policy and funding environment for non-state organisations to engage in education.
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
We have assembled a top-class global network of individuals and organisations passionate about improving education for the poorest children. We create a rich environment for building meaningful relationships and finding solutions to challenges through curating events, facilitating an online community, mentoring, working groups, a jobs board and fellowship programmes.
Being responsive to the needs of schools and school networks, we provide expertise to our members by sharing best-practice information on relevant topics like child protection, curriculum, pedagogy, educational technology and school management through developing toolkits, running online professional development workshops, introducing members to experts and providing online databases of resources.
Through evidence-based communications, recognising non-state schools as key providers of education to the poor, we influence the reputation, funding and policy environment. Our communication efforts include generating a new narrative on non-state education, sharing stories of the excellent work of our members, speaking at global events and in policy dialogues and demystifying the funding landscape.
To improve rigour and transparency in the sector, we regularly report on a set of basic metrics that members disclose. Over time we will collate a longitudinal dataset to provide further evidence of the role non-state schools are playing in education, create a State of the Sector report and consolidate and share current research on the non-state sector.
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.
Senior Programme Manager
Before joining GSF, Tanya worked for The Feast as their Development Manager, providing strategic support and management to a nationwide team. Prior to this, she worked for The Key Support Services, focusing on building the capacity of local government and academy trusts to support their school leaders and governors through provision of The Key’s services. She brings experience from the public, private and non-governmental sectors in strategic and delivery roles.
In addition, Tanya completed a Masters in International Child Studies at Kings College London where she researched the growth of the non-state education sector in Kenya and Uganda.
She also recently spent a year travelling across Central America and Africa.
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.