The Great Places To School (GPTS) is a research-based rating exercise to identify, rate and recognize schools whose innovative learning environment and overall school culture contribute to the development of a total child holistically. GPTS is equivalent to an annual report card which provides accurate, objective, understandable information about the performance of individual schools that is not easily available anywhere else.

Kenya’s past experience with ranking was solely examination based and was out of touch with the current educational and social realities and the past system of using mean scores alone to rate learners or institutions did not give conclusive evidence of the effects of other variables such as physical resources, teacher-pupil ratio, teacher quality, teaching-learning materials and school management which impact on performance.

For more than a decade, the Global Peace Foundation has been engaging educators and stakeholders to integrate ethics and the demands of the twenty-first-century workforce skills
into public secondary schools. 

Education can create peaceful societies by strengthening the teaching and understanding of shared knowledge, values and attitudes enabling individuals to live together in diverse environments. This is why the Great Places To School comes in handy as a tool to improve the quality of education by subjecting schools to a regular confirmation of competence as “great places to school.” This is done through a rigorous process that identities and rates schools whose overall culture contributes to the development of a holistic learner. Parents can utilize this scientific research-based report card when they are choosing a school for their children as they make comparisons much easier.

The initiative is organized by the Global Peace Foundation Kenya, the Standard Group PLC, the Kenya Private Schools Association, Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education in Africa and Opinion Track Ltd and provides an opportunity to transform the education system by appreciating that every school is unique and plays a key role in nurturing a holistic student.

Why Participate?

The envisioned benefits of schools participating in Great Places to School are;

Categories for Award

Portfolio

2nd Edition Held at the Sarova Stanley Hotel, Nairobi

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Peruse through the 2019 Award Gala held at Safari Park Hotel

Sponsors & Partners

Sponsorship Packages

Platinum Package ( Ksh. 700 000)

  • Will get 5 minutes opportunity to explain the role of the organization in supporting education (Live Television Coverage)
  • Key Note Speech & Presentation of awards to the finalists
  • Use of content as part of CSR/Reporting  projects.
  • Logo on Great Places to School website
  • High Social media exposure on our Facebook page and twitter handles.
  • Drive agenda setting with the key stakeholders
  • Branding space during the Gala dinner.
  • 1 corporate table during the dinner.
  • Logo will appear on a 1 pager pull out on the Standard newspaper  as a platinum sponsor
  • Exhibition space

Gold Package (Ksh. 500,000 )

  • Will get 5 minutes opportunity to explain the role of the organization in supporting education (Live Television Coverage)
  • Exhibition space
  • Use of content as part of CSR projects
  • Social media exposure on our Facebook page and twitter handles
  • Logo on Great Places to School website
  • Logo will appear on a 1 pager pull out on the Standard newspaper  as a platinum sponsor
  • 1 corporate table during the dinner.

Silver Package (Ksh. 400,000)

  • Will get 5 minutes opportunity to explain the role of the organization in supporting education (Live Television Coverage)
  • Exhibition space
  • Logo on Great Places to School website
  • Social media exposure on our Facebook page and twitter handles
  • Logo will appear on a 1 pager pull out on the Standard newspaper  as a platinum sponsor.

Bronze Package (Ksh. 300,000)

  • Logo will appear on a 1 pager pull out on the Standard newspaper  as a platinum sponsor
  • Social media exposure on our Facebook page and Twitter handles
  • Will get 5 minutes opportunity to explain the role of the organization in supporting education (Live Television Coverage)

Awards Ksh. 200,000 per category

  • Social media exposure on our Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram
  • Logo on the Great Places to School Website.