The Global Association of Islamic Schools (GAIS) is a non-profit, voluntary membership association of organisations and individuals whose mission is to be of service to Islamic School Education (K to 12) across the globe.
Inspired by a sense of Ummah consciousness, the GAIS brings together schools, organizations, educators and scholars under a single global banner with the common aspiration to make a positive contribution to Islamic Schooling world-wide.
With the proliferation of Islamic schools, the time has arrived for a global effort to bring all Islamic school associations, school groups, organisations and schools together under a unified global body.
GAIS aspires to co-create the future of Islamic education by uniting and empowering the K to 12 Islamic School community.
We exist to strengthen Islamic schools globally, allowing them to positively impact their local communities.
We provide thought leadership, networking opportunities and research-based standards for a holistic and relevant education.
We facilitate, develop & deliver strategic programmes that support professional growth, good governance and strategic thinking.
We provide a platform for the sharing of resources, collaboration and mutual growth and development.
We provide a forum for teachers to connect with and learn from each other.
Through our rich, diverse and varied membership, we are able to provide authentic and unwavering support to member schools.
We bring opportunities for world-class professional learning opportunities and advisory services to our members based on continuous research into the specific needs of Islamic Schools.
We exist to ensure our members are always learning & growing, creating a fertile environment to inspire our schools so that our children flourish and take up their rightful place as tomorrow’s leaders.
We bring Islamic schools together to build global solidarity and actively promote a culture of excellence, harnessing the collective intellectual capital of member schools for the benefit of all.
The GAIS took root after an online meeting initiated by Br. Zaffar Ahmed who reached out to a group of nine Islamic School Associations across the globe on 22 November 2021. Following an enthusiastic response from this first auspicious gathering, a general working group was formed along with a steering committee, and so started the journey to bring all Islamic School associations, organizations and schools together under the banner of the Global Association of Islamic Schools.