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The GSF Story: An Innovator in Private Education, 14 March

Updated: Mar 8



The UAE Singapore Business Council is pleased to invite you to our first talk for this year under UAESBC Quarterly Talk Series. This upcoming session will feature, Mr Atul Temurnikar, Chairman and Co-Founder of Global Schools Foundation (GSF). GSF is a not-for-profit international chain of K-12 schools equipped with cutting-edge technology aiming to empower students holistically in all aspects of life. GSF has presence across 10 countries including Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Japan and Vietnam serving more than 31,000 students annually.


Come join us at the talk to get to know Mr Temurnikar, how education is a subject close to his heart and how, through "The GSF Story", he has made it a mission to raise students who can thrive in such a rapidly changing world.


This special edition of the series is supported by the UAE Embassy in Singapore. The UAESBC Quarterly Talk Series is an intimate platform featuring high profile speakers and experts to UAESBC Members and the larger Singapore business community. It allows attendees direct access to the speaker during the Q&A session and encourage networking between all attendees.

Details of the talk are as follows: Title: The GSF Story - An Innovator in Private Education Speaker: Mr Atul Temurnikar, Chairman and Co-Founder, Global Schools Foundation Date: Wednesday, 14th March 2023 Time: 2.30pm to 4.30pm (Registration Desk Opens between 2.00pm to 2.30 pm) Venue: The Drawing Room, Level 20, One Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018989

Attire: Office Attire Registration: CLICK HERE to access Registration Form

Event is Open to the Public via Compulsory Registration

Seats are limited so kindly register before Friday, 10th March 2023


* The UAESBC Quarterly Talk Series is an intimate platform featuring high profile speakers to UAESBC Members and the larger Singapore business community. It allows attendees direct access to the speaker during the Q&A session and encourage networking between all attendees. As UAESBC is a not-for-profit entity, the registration fee requested ($30 for members and $55 for non-members) for the event is purely to cover the costs of venue booking and F&B, whilst all other costs are absorbed by the Council.

About the Speaker:

Atul Temurnikar is a prominent member of the education industry and has established two foundations for providing cultural and educational initiatives to Indian diaspora across Asia and Middle East namely Global Indian Foundation and Global Schools Foundation).


Mr Temurnikar’s significant efforts in the education sector include:



Strengthening the government of Singapore’s efforts in achieving better national integration through participation in the National Integration Committee (NIC).


Work closely with Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA) to create a customised curriculum for the school dropouts and for the weak students in Singapore; and financially contributed S$ 1.3 million towards this initiative. This benefitted hundreds of poor students in Singapore.


Provided financial assistance of over S$20,000 to relocate a coma patient from Singapore to India, and to cover for the special charges imposed by Air India.


Worked closely with 6 community development councils in Singapore to contribute towards food vouchers to support poor families during Covid times. This initiative amounted to over S$300,000.


Sent over 200 oxygen cylinders from Singapore to India through the Indian Navy ships to support Indian patients during Covid Delta outbreak.


Funded and sent over 500 oxygen concentrators to Seva International for use by villagers in remote areas of India.


Financially contributed over S$200,000 towards the Prime Minister of India Relief Fund (PM CARES Fund) through Singapore authorities for Community-based projects and assistance during Covid-19 pandemic.


Contribution to the integration of a national education module in all international schools in Malaysia, in his capacity as an institutional


Member of the education committee formed by the Prime Minister’s Office of Malaysia


Around 2010, he recommended amendments to FDI policies to enable foreign direct investment in the education sector. These policy changes were supported by Indian high commission and implemented press note No.2


Mr Temurnikar has been a strong advocate of implementing quality high tech educational curriculum and infrastructure around the world to all levels of society in order to ensure that no child is left behind. In his quest for excellence and value-based education, he has advocated for the following measures:

  • Starting the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre to teach new-age skills to students besides academics

  • Devicing the Peace Curriculum under the umbrella of Mahatma Gandhi Centre for Universal Values - to teach values of brotherhood and peace to students in school

  • Introducing sports centres and technology in sports to give an edge to students who are talented in sports

  • Skills-based education through new-age studios

  • Start mental health lines for students suffering from stress and other issues

Mr Temurnikar’s accolades include:

  • The Walter L. Hurd Executive Medal, awarded by the Walter Hurd Foundation USA for demonstrating exceptional adherence to quality within and outside an organisation;

  • Status of Distinguished Fellow from the Institute of Directors, India in 2016; and

  • Award of recognition for SINDA in 2006 by then Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr Lee Hsien Loong, for outstanding efforts in social services for the underprivileged in Singapore.

For further queries, please write to hudaaljunied@uaesbc.com. We look forward to host you at the event!


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