A Singular Education

Global Village Project is the only school in the country dedicated to educating refugee girls who have had their education interrupted.
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It Only Takes One

Each and every girl we educate has the potential to not only change her life and that of her family’s, but also her community and even the world. Your gift helps us prepare our students to be undaunted, and allows us to pioneer an innovative model of refugee education to share with educators globally. DONATE NOW >

Merging Many Worlds

Our 45 students come from 1 of 12 African or Asian countries and collectively speak 15 languages—from French to Kinyarwanda and Kirundi to Matu Chin. APPLY FOR ADMISSION >

Arts are integral to teaching and learning at GVP providing students with ongoing experiences that give them tools to express themselves and learn that creative pursuits are a part of innovative thinking. Music, performing, and visual arts act as a means for students to display their strengths, knowledge and identities. Now, with a recent grant from a generous partner, GVP will substantially enhance its STEAM offering over the next two years.

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) is an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to 21st century teaching and learning that emphasizes creativity, communication, and collaboration.
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Students served by Global Village Project since 2009

When a student arrives at GVP:

  • she is 13 years old (on average)
  • she speaks 2–3 languages
  • she comes from 1 of 12 African or Asian countries
  • she has missed an average of 3 years of school (and up to 6)
  • she has been in the US for less than 3 years

A GLOBAL VILLAGE PROJECT UPDATE

Transforming Leadership Team to Expand Education for Refugee Teenage Girls

Read our June 2019 Press Release

Global Village Welcome Walk 2019 is on November 2!

Share in our story and impact by participating in this year's welcoming event.

Please join us as we walk from Clarkston — where most of our students begin their new life in Georgia – to Global Village Project’s home in downtown Decatur. The Welcome Walk highlights the connection between these two cities and their vast potential to support Atlanta’s refugee community. When we can unite in educating the young women who, with their families, have survived political persecution, conflict and often war-torn journeys to the U.S., we know we are showcasing the best that our community has to offer. The walk will start at the Refuge Coffee Co. and end at GVP where we will hold our Finish Line Celebration, complete with all the necessary festivities! 

Create a personal fundraising page for the 2019 Global Village Welcome Walk to share your GVP story:

  • STEP 1: Choose team fundraising or personal fundraising: Either way, you get your own customizable personal page - building a team allows you to invite others to create their own page so you can fundraise together!
  • STEP 2: Choose your picture, color, and personal fundraising goal: You get to customize your page - it should represent you and your passion for refugee education. 
  • STEP 3: Share, share, SHARE: Your friends and family can't support your fundraiser if you don't tell them about it! Share what GVP means to you by social media, email, and good old-fashioned word of mouth - and link to your page, of course!
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Elizabeth is the School Support AmeriCorps Member and Raghav is the Health & Wellness Americorps Member. This is GVP's 3rd year with Notre Dame Mission Volunteers - AmeriCorps (NDMVA) members on our team! Read below to get to know this year's service members:

🎉Elizabeth Thompson🎉
- Educational Background: BA Medicine, Health, and Society and Anthropology, Vanderbilt University
- Originally from: Knoxville, TN
- What interested you in serving at GVP? I wanted to commit myself to service and really believed in the GVP mission. I am invested in seeing these girls succeed.
- Favorite Place on Earth: Oakhurst Park
- Favorite Food: Ice cream
- Fun Fact: I graduated from college in 3 years.

🎉Raghavendra Pingali🎉
- Educational Background: B.S. Biology, Emory University
- Originally from: Born in South India, raised in Atlanta, GA.
- What interested you in serving at GVP? I have prior experience with service, teaching, and working with kids - GVP combines all three in one sweet package! If life is a race, some people start leagues behind and have to run with shackles attached. Everything I do to help "level the playing field" gives me immense satisfaction. I've been involved with teaching and tutoring since high school, and I love being able to identify individual gaps in knowledge and create personalized solutions to help elucidate something a student doesn't understand. I see it as a fun, challenging game! I worked for a year as a medical scribe at the Children's Hospital of Atlanta, where I watched children of all ages laugh, cry, and get healthy. Working around kids is an experience like no other.
- Favorite Place on Earth: I love nature, so any place related to hiking, camping, kayaking, etc. are ideal for me. I especially love going down the Chattahoochee river!
- Favorite Food: Pad Thai or Pho - don't make me pick.
- Fun Fact: I love to play guitar and sketch.
#americorps #service #volunteer #GAnonprofits
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During our collaboration with OneBeat Music, Form 2 students visited ArtsXchange a community cultural center in East Point, Georgia. The OneBeat artists and GVP students collaborated to create songs about ecology, which they then performed at GVP the next day. They sang original lyrics, played flutes and percussive instruments, and performed original choreography with the OneBeat artists accompanying them. ... See MoreSee Less

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During our collaboration with OneBeat Music, Form 2 students visited ArtsXchange a community cultural center in East Point, Georgia. The OneBeat artists and GVP students collaborated to create songs about ecology, which they then performed at GVP the next day. The visiting musicians played on the Sarangi, a folk string instrument from Nepal; the Yatug-a from Mongolia; and Brazilian guitar and percussion, among others. GVP students engaged with the performers by asking questions about both their artistic craft (such as, “How long have you been playing that instrument?”) and their lives as artists.
There's more! In the second half of the performance, GVP students joined the OneBeat artists on stage to perform the original compositions they had worked on during the workshop the previous day. They sang original lyrics, played flutes and percussive instruments, and performed original choreography with the OneBeat artists accompanying them.
We are so thankful for this once in a lifetime opportunity and experience that our students and staff were able to have through this partnership.
Stay tuned to our page for some videos!
#1beat #culturalexchange #internationalmusic
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To keep us cool for the races at the Madison Ave Soapbox Derby last week, Edwin Jarvis helped us print these paper fans--have YOU signed up for our Welcome Walk yet??

Plus, in case you missed it, a huge thank you to everyone who gave at the Madison Ave Derby! GVP received a whopping $25,000 to go towards programs, supplies, and opportunities for our students 🎉🎉

To register for the Welcome Walk, visit bit.ly/RegistrationWW19
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Introducing the Alumnae Advisory Council at GVP 🎉✨💯
Founding Member of the Global Village Alumnae Advisory Council and Community Relations Representative Nasteho Nour recently visited a Teaching and Learning Collaboration Meeting for Staff to give an update on what the Alumnae have been working on. Nasteho graduated from GVP in 2014 and is a senior at Druid Hills.
Nasteho made a wonderful presentation, updating the GVP teaching community about the newly created mission and vision of the AAC and their initial goals. Nasteho shared "Our vision is to empower GVP students to thrive to their fullest potential and lead the way for the next generation to come."
#alumnae #empowerment #GVPAAC #GlobalVillage
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YOUR PART IN THE GVP STORY
Early energy and momentum on our personal fundraising pages for the 7th Annual Global Village Welcome Walk has already taken us past the $10,000 mark – we’re nearly one third of the way to our $35,000 goal, with still a month to go! Create a personal fundraising page for the Welcome Walk at bit.ly/FundraiserWW19 and share your part in the GVP story!

If you’re wondering about the impact of creating your own fundraiser, we’d like to highlight the runaway success of one of last year’s Welcome Walk fundraisers, Derek. Derek first came to know about GVP when his company hosted lunch for our students when Agnes Scott was closed.

When the time came, Derek decided to set up a fundraising page for the Welcome Walk 2018. It was his first year running a personal fundraiser for GVP, and we were all delighted as his fundraiser exploded, far exceeding his initial goal. The secret to his success? Derek sent a heartfelt, compelling email to his community, sharing his passion for GVP’s impact and telling about the role he has played in our story. Now it's your turn! Create a page at bit.ly/FundraiserWW19
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What can a game of telephone teach us about oral history? Form 3 students discovered today that learning by word of mouth is exciting and fun--but also hard! Thanks to Atlanta History Center for giving the students a chance to learn about Native American history and culture!
#nativeamericanhistory #historyiscool #handsonlearning
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Design & Architecture 🏢🏙️ Form 2 has just wrapped on their series of art classes at @highmuseumofart. This past week they learned about design in architecture, and got real world experience by going outside to sketch nearby buildings and the HIGH itself!
During this series, each student created and customized her own art journal, where she can add sketches and ideas that's she comes up with in the future. Thanks to our teachers and friends at the HIGH who offer this great learning experience to our students!
#highmuseumofart #museumatlanta #midtownatlanta #design #architecture #STEAM
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