Palm Hills Developments to establish “GEMS British International School of Badya” in partnership with EEP

Palm Hills Developments to establish “GEMS British International School of Badya” in partnership with EEP

Palm Hills Developments, a leading real estate developer in Egypt, and Egypt Education Platform (EEP), a kindergarten to Grade 12 education management company in Egypt, partnered to launch Badya’s first international school named GEMS British International School of Badya. The school will be located in Badya under the renowned GEMS international network.

GEMS has more than 60 years in the Middle East, North Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America, one of the largest Kindergarten to Grade 12 private education providers in the world, educating over 130k students in more than 60 schools in the MENA region.

“Palm Hills Developments’ collaboration with EEP is a testament to their commitment to providing wide and diverse exceptional educational services as one of the main foundations of Badya, the futuristic city that caters to the needs of future generations. Notably, GEMS Schools, renowned worldwide for their excellence, is one step closer to our goal of offering a progressive education and contributing to the community,” Tarek Tantawy, Co-CEO and Managing Director of Palm Hills Developments, said.

Badya, by Palm Hills Developments, is the first sustainable city in Egypt and the first smart city in the heart of New October, which extends on 3000 acres, and features various amenities, catering to the needs of future generations. 

“We will work closely with Palm Hills Developments to provide Badya’s community with an exceptional learning experience and a differentiated physical environment to enable students to improve their global problem-solving skills through both independent and collaborative work. We are confident the EEP team has the expertise and talent to execute our strategy of enhancing education experience and value across all segments.  We will accomplish this by curating a synergistic mix of high-quality teaching and learning, a future skills-focused environment, and investing in technologies that equip students for an ever-changing future nurturing a lifelong learning mindset,” Ahmed Wahby, CEO of EEP, said.

Egypt Education Platform was founded in 2018 and has the support of a diversified group of regional and global institutional investors including EFG Hermes, the Sovereign Fund of Egypt along with a minority stake from GEMS Education Global. EEP recently acquired a majority stake in Selah El Telmeez (SET), a K12 education content developer.

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