A Singular Education

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

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.


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

We're back for our 10th School Year!

After an active summer of learning, we're excited to celebrate new and old friends.

Global Village Project was back in session on August 6th, with 46 students enrolled - our biggest class yet! We're always excited about the start of a new school year and the learning and community building headed our way, but this year we're especially joyful to be celebrating Global Village Project's 10th Anniversary! We're looking forward to sharing the stories that have helped make GVP possible over the last decade, from our founders to our partners to our alumnae ambassadors. GVP wouldn't be what it is without these voices, spreading the word about our special school, and we are honored to have this chance to celebrate the achievements of our first ten years as a school.

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Last Friday our GVP alumnae performed at Refuge Coffee Co.’s Speak Refuge, a night all about welcome. The song is titled ‘Yer Ta Oh Moo’. It’s a gospel song by Ta Tha Moo. They are singing in Karen, a Burmese language.

The chorus translates to: Oh my savior, your love for me, you bought me with your holy blood. When my sin is no match with who you are, you never forsake me.

We love it when our multitalented girls share their gifts with the community! Thanks to Kate Mull for the footage. #GVPalumnae #Singers #Musicians #WelcomeRefugees #EveryoneIsWelcome #SpeakRefuge #ClarkstonGa
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Our fall Parent-Teacher Conferences were today! There was a usual high turnout for conferences, Oakhurst Medical Centers joined us to provide parents with information, and we tested our new GVP backdrop for photos. Thanks to our parents, mentors, interpreters, alumnae, conference volunteers and staff making this a successful conference. Special thank you to our Operations Manager, Denise Reidy-Puckett, for organizing this event. Reporting our girls' progress and working together with our community towards achieving GVP's mission is our top priority! #GlobalVillageProject #FallConferences @ Global Village Project ... See MoreSee Less

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Today GVP girls visited the Google Fiber Atlanta office. Our Form 3 students spent a few hours with the Google team engaging in coding activities, games and had lunch with the staff. Students gave coding instructions to a Google staffer for practice and then applied their knowledge using a Wonder Woman video game. There was also a career panel with a few of the team members. They discussed their path to working at Google and their roles. Thanks to our volunteer and Google staffer, Mariana McCready, for coordinating this field trip with our Math Teacher, Linda Smiley. The girls thoroughly enjoyed the experience. #GoogleAtlanta #GlobalVillageProject #STEAM #Coding #GirlsThatCode ... See MoreSee Less

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In this week's session at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta GVP girls looked at folklore art from various local artists. They also finished their collage drawings and discussed the meaning of unity and non-violent protests. #ThursdaysAtTheHigh #ArtsIntegration #HighMuseumOfArt #GlobalVillageProject ... See MoreSee Less

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A big thank you to CORE International Consulting for your continued generosity! #WelcomeWalk2018 would not be possible without your Gold sponsorship! Steve Hughye and his team offer relevant construction advisory services in any location, in any part of the world. Learn more about CORE and their services at www.coreintlconsulting.com/.

Please register to walk with us at #WelcomeWalk18 on Saturday, November 3rd: bit.ly/welcomewalk2018 #GlobalVillageProject #CommunityWalk #Accelebrate #WalkConnectGive #TogetherForGVP
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It’s a TBT to our Welcome Walk (formerly Connecting Communities Walk) 2017 with Tanicka Sherman and The Paparazzi Ready Experience. Tanicka and her team volunteered for our 2017 walk and brought some great visual aids and lots of energy to cheer on walkers! #CheerUsOn #WalkWithUs

Register to walk with us on November 3rd at bit.ly/welcomewalk2018. If you can’t physically walk with us, you can meet us at the start of the walk in Clarkston and/or at the end of the walk at GVP. #WelcomeWalk18 #CommunityWalk #WalkConnectGive #TogetherForGVP #GlobalVillageProject
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Our friends at Accelebrate, Inc. are Gold level sponsors of GVP’s Welcome Walk 2018! Accelebrate is an IT training firm that provides on-site and online training on a wide variety of technologies and was founded by our Board member Steve Heckler. Learn more about their amazing services at: www.accelebrate.com/. Thanks for being a #WelcomeWalk18 sponsor again this year!

Please register to walk with us at #WelcomeWalk18 on Saturday, November 3rd: bit.ly/welcomewalk2018 #GlobalVillageProject #CommunityWalk #Accelebrate #WalkConnectGive #TogetherForGVP
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Our #WCW Emma Dumont is rocking the limited edition @thegiftedonfox t-shirt / sweatshirt. 100% of the proceeds benefit GVP and our work with refugee girls education! This Friday, October 19th is the last day to purchase your merchandise. Click the link in our bio! #SupportGVP #Refugees #GirlsEducation #TheGifted

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Hay guys!! Do you want this sick tshirt!? Guess what!? YOU CAN GET ONE! 💚💙💜💛❤ @thegiftedonfox family has created this limited edition charity tee and sweatshirt to support the @globalvillageproject which runs a groundbreaking and innovative school for refugee girls. An education is the most important thing we can give these young women so go and get yourself a tshirt!! They're only available for three weeks at represent.com/thegifted. YAAAAAAS!
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Today GVP hosted 8th grade students from Atlanta Girls' School for a mixer. GVP and AGS girls were able to exchange during social time and participate in a group STEAM challenge to see if their toothpick marshmallow towers could survive a jello earthquake. This was a great cultural exchange experience and loads of fun to get the two all-girls schools together. Thanks for visiting GVP, AGS! #Mixer #STEAMchallenge #GVPcollaborations #GirlsEducation #GlobalVillageProject #AtlantaGirlsSchool ... See MoreSee Less

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Sending a BIG thank you to our peer-to-peer fundraisers for Welcome Walk 2018! We currently have 12 fundraising individuals and groups that are mobilizing their networks to raise money for our Walk. These teams and our generous sponsors have raised nearly $9,430, which is 63% of our $15,000 peer-to-peer fundraising goal! We can meet our goal with your support. Check out the teams and fundraising page, create your own fundraising group, or donate to one of the existing teams at ow.ly/brKg30meQCi

The Seshambeh Dance are in the lead with most funds raised with our two 2017 top fundraisers, Michelle Kuperman and Natalie Huyghe, in 2nd and 3rd place. Special thanks to our fundraising leaders for inspiring so much support for this fundraiser! #WayToGo #MotivationalMonday

If you can't attend #WelcomeWalk18 or you would like to do more to support #WW18, becoming a fundraiser or donating to a team is a great way to still support our Walk. Here are step-by-step instructions on how to become a fundraiser: ow.ly/EjAV30meQFk #FundraiseForGVP #Donate #Peer2PeerFundraising … Register for #WelcomeWalk18 at bit.ly/welcomewalk2018 #GlobalVillageProject #CommunityWalk #WalkConnectGive #TogetherForGVP
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