a school for refugee girls

Global Village Project removes the barriers to refugee girls' learning so they have the opportunity to

why

GVP

Displacement and conflict across the globe dramatically reduce opportunities for girls to go to school. Worldwide, there are 130 million girls out of school.

Strengths Based Approach Steam Education For Refugee Girls | GVP

When a student arrives at GVP, she:

  • is between 11 and 18 years old.

  • comes from one of 19 different countries and speaks one or more of 26+ languages.

  • reads at a pre-K to kindergarten level in English.

the journey of a

GVP Girl

English Language and Literacy

GVP’s intensive English literacy program and strengths-based approach help refugee learners gain the language skills necessary for high school and beyond. Every year a student is at GVP, she gains 2 grade levels in reading on average.

Social and Emotional Learning and Wellness

We believe that a student’s sense of safety, belonging, and agency is the strongest foundation upon which to build her educational journey. Every student at GVP participates in 27 weekly counseling classes every year.

STEAM Education

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Education trains students to be creative and collaborative 21st century thinkers. Students participate in 15 experiential learning trips and share their voices in 4 Authors’ Teas every year.

Mentoring and Alumnae Engagement

GVP’s support for students continues long after graduation through our robust mentoring and alumnae engagement program. Over 90% of alumnae who completed our program and were matched with a mentor have continued their formal education.

our transformational

Impact

"One important thing I have learned at GVP is we all can be leaders, and I have learned to never stop dreaming."

- Ayat, GVP Alum

Worldwide, only

0%

of refugees access secondary education
and only

0%

of refugees enroll in college or university
More than

0%

of GVP alumnae access secondary education
and another

0%

are enrolled in or have graduated from college or university.

news

and events

Moments on the Trail: A Trip to the Hike Inn
Moments on the Trail: A Trip to the Hike Inn
By: Danielle Ereddia, STEAM Coordinator When was the last time you were able to take a deep breath and just...
Elizabeth Elango Named Co-Chair of Georgia Coalition of Refugee Stakeholders
Elizabeth Elango Named Co-Chair of Georgia Coalition of Refugee Stakeholders
GVP’s CEO and Head of School, Elizabeth Elango has been named the Co-Chair of the Georgia Coalition of Refugee Stakeholders,...
GVP Welcomes New Board Chair
GVP Welcomes New Board Chair
Global Village Project is happy to announce Han Pham as the new head of the Board of Directors. Han is...
Diversity Equity and Inclusion in the GVP Workplace
Diversity Equity and Inclusion in the GVP Workplace
By: Denise Reidy-Puckett, Operations Manager Forbes Magazine (May 2021) stated, “In light of the recent societal spotlight on racial justice...
Parent Council Hold Inaugural Meeting
Parent Council Hold Inaugural Meeting
Mr. Crispin Wilondja, Student & Family Engagement Manager, met with GVP's newest parent council members at Refuge Coffee to discuss...