Welcome to the Global Schools’ Snapshot, where we compile and share relevant information for members. If you’d like to post something in the Snapshot, please send it to me at Morty.ballen@globalschoolsforum.org

GSF is thrilled to host its first
Spotlight: 17 Feb – 19 Feb
in Johannesburg, South Africa!
Our inaugural Spotlight is focusing on the topic of Talent, specifically Teacher Support and Retention and Leadership Pipelines, and has been developed in response to member need and interest. Ideal attendees are individuals in your organisation who are responsible for teacher and leader hiring and professional development. Depending on your organisation’s configuration, this might be the Director of Talent, the CEO, or the Chief Academic Officer. You should have received an email with further details earlier this week.
Register your interest

London-based GSF Members Raise a Glass!
GSF hosted an end-of-year event for London based members to launch their 2018-2019 Annual Report. At the event, Peter Colenso provided attendees with an update on GSF’s advocacy efforts. Representatives from Bridge International, CapPlus, EducAid, Opportunity International, PEAS, Streetchild and United World Schools were all in attendance along with several GSF Board Members and supporters.

Annual Report 2018-2019
GSF in the States
In November, Aashti and Morty with representatives from a number of organisations based in New York and Washington, DC to amplify and share the critical role the non-state sector plays to provide children with the outstanding education they deserve. We met with representatives from UNICEF, the World Bank, IFC, Global Partnership for Education, and the Brookings Institution among others. Repeatedly, we heard a great deal of enthusiasm for, and interest in finding ways to better engage with, the non-state sector; across the board, there was a shared recognition that GSF’s members are providing their students with access to quality education.

GSF’s Inaugural Brain Trust Members In our last snapshot, we asked for volunteers to serve on one of four Brain Trusts: Talent, Early Childhood Education, Organisational Culture, and Organisational Development. The broad objectives of the Brain Trust are to leverage our members’ voices to inform our offer and to build cohesion among and between our members. We’re thrilled to share the names of our inaugural Brain Trust members. Collectively, the Brain Trust members represent all of the regions where GSF members support or lead schools.
Talent Brain Trust
Saurabh Taneja, Akanksha Foundation
Twiggy Ogbemudia, Bridge International
Jacques Gevelaar, SPARK

Early Childhood Education Brian Trust
Rafiath Rashid Mithila, BRAC
Monika Mehrotra, Hippocampus
Sabrina Habib, Kidogo
María Adelaida López, aeioTU

Organisational Development Brain
Trust Reshma Patel, Impact Network
Erin Northey, EducAid
Olanrewaju Oniyitan, SEED
Santiago Varelas, Alianza Educativa

Organisational Culture Brain Trust
Mainak Roy, Simple Education Foundation
Catherine Stevens, Scholé

As we look ahead to 2020 . . .
The 2020 Annual Meeting will be held in India in October. We’ll be sending out a formal Save the Date in early 2020.

GSF’s 2nd Spotlight, focused on Early Childhood Education will be held in late April/early May in Latin America. Stay tuned for more details!

Keep an eye out for our upcoming toolkit on Research and Third-Party Evaluation.

We are busy migrating from Workplace to Social Link to ensure we can enable you all to stay effectively virtually connected. More details on the migration in the new year.