Together they formed the Global Pathways School, with a founding principle to bring the highest standard of education to children and their families who had been denied this essential opportunity. In 2009, GPS opened its doors to 35 children who had never before been to school. From our humble beginnings in a matchbox factory with just two classrooms, today we are located on a 60,000-square-foot campus with complete amenities and over 550 students and 101 staff.
As we grew, we added healthcare and community development programs to target the barriers that many families living in multidimensional poverty face. In March 2020, GPS graduated its first class. Today, our 2020 and 2021 grads remain enrolled in post-secondary education to continue their growth. We have helped lift a community out of crisis by educating its children and providing them the highest standard of care and support. We are now a school with a unique model that is grounded in sustainable development for families to overcome poverty and thrive.