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

GVP’s Response to the Afghan Refugee Crisis
GVP’s Response to the Afghan Refugee Crisis
The creation of Global Village Project dates to 2004 when a group of social activists and educators serving refugee families...
Back to School Q&A with Director of Education & Impact Dr. Cassie Leymarie
Back to School Q&A with Director of Education & Impact Dr. Cassie Leymarie
Global Village Project is back to in-person classes after one year of digital learning. There are 31 students representing nine...
7 Questions with Olivia McKellar, GVP’s new English Language Arts Instructor!
7 Questions with Olivia McKellar, GVP’s new English Language Arts Instructor!
We are thrilled to welcome Olivia McKellar to the GVP teaching team as our new English Language Arts/ESOL Instructor. Olivia...
A Look Back on 2021: Educational Equity and the COVID-19 Pandemic
A Look Back on 2021: Educational Equity and the COVID-19 Pandemic
As we look back on this past year, we are reflecting on the role that Global Village Project has played...
Summer Camp Offers Long-Awaited Opportunity for In-Person Connection
Summer Camp Offers Long-Awaited Opportunity for In-Person Connection
After a year of remote learning, the ache to meet again in person was acute for GVP’s students and teachers...