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November 24, 2017

Georgia Gives on Giving Tuesday – PRESS RELEASE

 

Global Village Project Joins the Global #GAGives on #GivingTuesday Movement for their annual online fundraiser 

 

 

 

Decatur, Georgia- November 24, 2017- Global Village Project (GVP) has rejoined Georgia Gives Day and their new partners Giving Tuesday for #GAgives on #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on November 28, #GAgives partners with #GivingTuesday which is usually held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the US) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

Global Village Project (GVP) is an innovative special purpose school for refugee girls and young women with interrupted education. Our mission is to develop a strong educational foundation for each student within a caring community using a strengths-based approach and intensive instruction in English language and literacy, academic subjects, and the arts.

With an approach focused on students’ strengths and resources, Global Village Project demonstrates how adolescent English Language Learners with limited and interrupted education can be highly successful students and empowered citizens. GVP aims to provide an exemplary model of excellent and equitable education for newcomer refugee learners.

For 9 years now, Global Village Project has provided free, high-quality education to refugee girls ages 11-18. Our full-day academic program emphasizes a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) framework that integrates units of study across subject areas. Field trips and learning excursions are a vital component of our STEAM Education and Career Exploration program because they allow for hands-on, experiential learning and exposure to real-world applications of drama, music, history, STEAM, and career opportunities.

This year for Georgia Gives on Giving Tuesday, GVP is celebrating the friends and supporters that make it possible for our students to explore learning outside the classroom through field trips and off-campus learning expeditions! Our goal is to raise $75,000 to continue to provide off-campus learning experiences for refugee girls. GVP originally joined Georgia Gives Day, a state-wide push for charitable giving, in 2013 for an opportunity to increase our fundraiser power and be a part of a movement that connected organizations to supporters in a fun way. Over the past four years, GVP one of the top ten Georgia Gives Day fundraisers. Now that Georgia Gives Day has joined forces with Giving Tuesday, we are excited to be a part of this global platform on November 28th!

Those who are interested in joining Global Village Project’s #GAgives on #GivingTuesday initiative can visit bit.ly/GAGIVES2GVP. For more details about the #GAgives on #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GAgives website (https://www.gagives.org/c/GGD/) and the #GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GAgives/) and (https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow @GAgives and @GivingTues and the #GAgives and #GivingTuesday hashtag on social media.

For More Information about GVP Contact:
Teni-Ola Ogunjobi
taogunjobi@globalvillageproject.org
www.globalvillageproject.org
404.371.0107