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Our Global Reach

Since launching in 2017, our partners have trained  School Leaders in India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, the Philippines, and Uganda.

We support partners with content, coaching and tools to deliver high impact programs.



Alokit enables K-12 leaders to drive high-quality schools and education systems in India. They hone the leadership competencies of school leaders to drive improved system and school outcomes. For school leaders serving government schools and affordable private schools, Alokit does this through pre-inservice training, coaching support, and building a network of School Leaders who can come together and share their challenges and successes and learn from each other. Alokit has partnered with state and municipal government agencies in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Punjab as well as low-fee private schools across the country. In 2021, Alokit will work with School Leaders of more than 500 schools.


Pemimpin GSL

Pemimpin began training school leaders in 2017. Their first two year cohort included 48 school leader representatives from 22 government schools across three regions in Malaysia. The cohort comprised of 14 school principals and 34 senior administrators. School Leaders participated in workshops six to eight times a year, followed by personalized in-school coaching to contextualize the learnings. In addition, Pemimpin worked with another set of 25 schools that were in a school improvement program run by the PINTAR Foundation, where the school leaders only participated in workshops. In 2021, Pemimpin will work with the leadership teams of 150 schools.


Dignitas Ustadi School Leadership

Dignitas is a Kenyan non-profit organization implementing education leadership professional development programs. GSL partnered with Dignitas and the Africa Educational Trust (AET) to implement a 6-month pilot school leadership training program in Nairobi and Laikipia North in 2019. Dignitas implemented the professional training program for 54 school leaders from 27 low-fee private schools in urban Nairobi, and AET implemented the program for 27 government school leaders in rural Laikipia North. In 2021, GSL's partnership with Dignitas will support leaders of 100 government schools in Machakos County.



Inspirasi launched its pilot program in July 2019 serving 25 schools in Karawang district in Indonesia. These consist of 20 government primary schools and 5 Madrassa schools. The Inspirasi program is 18 months long, and in line with the core GSL model follows the workshop - school visit - workshop model. In 2021, Inspirasi will work with school leaders of 90 schools.


Centro Lemann Leadership Centre for Equity in Education

Centro Lemann Leadership Centre for Equity in Education was established in 2021 under the paradigm that all individuals are capable of learning, regardless of their contexts and personal characteristics. Centro Lemann is an independent, non-partisan, and global organization, conceived by the Lemann Foundation and inspired by the municipality of Sobral, Ceará. Its mission is to promote learning with equity in basic education, through the training of educational leaders and the promotion of applied research. 


Luigi Giussani Institute of Higher Education (LGIHE)

Luigi Giussani Institute of Higher Education (LGIHE) is an innovative learning space that seeks to address crucial educational deficiencies of quality, school management, accountability and teaching efficiency within Uganda’s context. LGIHE is a conducive, learning environment where students are helped to rediscover their inherent dignity and unlock their full potential through a continual accompaniment in their educational path towards self-awareness. The institute’s educational approach, informed by innovative research, addresses fundamental educational challenges, ignites a dynamic change within the learner/student through participatory teaching methods.


Sustainable Education for Enterprise Development (SEED)

Sustainable Education for Enterprise Development (SEED) provides holistic and inclusive solutions to helping existing schools from low-income communities build lasting pathways to education quality. When SEED started as a social impact program in the 2016-17 school year, it began with a pilot group of 51 schools in two Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Lagos, Nigeria. By 2017-18 they worked with 715 schools in the six Education Districts of Lagos State.


Teach For Philippines

Teach for the Philippines(TFP) is a for-purpose, non-stock, non-profit organization that aims to provide all Filipino children with access to inclusive, relevant, and excellent education. Founded in 2012, TFP focuses its efforts on improving teacher quality and addressing education challenges at the system-level. Through its three core programs, the organization creates a pipeline of teachers who can significantly improve student learning outcomes, catalysts who can spark change in the community, and leaders who can set reforms in motion to transform our public schools.

GSL is driven to improving school systems through leadership training. We focus on ensuring our support is responsive and adaptable to the cultural and policy context of our partners. Here are a few examples of our recent work across India, Indonesia, Kenya, and Malaysia. 

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