posts by Erikah Swift

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GVP Gives Food Deliveries to Students and their Families

The work at Global Village Project doesn’t end inside the classroom. Crispin Wilondja, Family & Student Engagement Manager, leads monthly food deliveries for students’ families with bags of fresh fruit,...
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Shine On: Third Year Students Graduate

When girls start school at Global Village Project, they are often more reserserved as they step foot into the newcomer classroom with a mix of new cultures and languages. By...
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Tribute to Education Returns May 15, 2022

Tribute to Education is our annual gala created to honor the achievements of our graduating class, as well as mobilize funding to continue our support for the existing and continuing...

GVP Responds to Refugee Crisis in Ukraine

Thirteen years ago, the founders of  Global Village Project made a commitment to meeting the educational needs of refugee young women and preparing them for high school. Their vision stemmed...
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Honoring through Giving: Roya Memarzadeh Raises over $7,000 in Personal Fundraiser Campaign

Roya Memarzadeh said no to the idea of receiving flowers in memory of her mother, Parvin Shahidi. Instead, in order to honor her mother’s life and legacy personifying girls' education...
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Alum Returns as a Teacher Assistant Intern

Mu Ku graduated from Global Village Project in 2017. This semester, she returned once more to our school during an internship as a teacher’s assistant. Mu Ku’s first moments at...
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Students Adopt a Growth Mindset through Art

Have you ever tried to create something that did not turn out the way you wanted? Were you disappointed in yourself? Did you learn from your mistakes and try again?...
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Coding in Music: Elise Witt Teaches How Codes Can Help Make Music

“It’s important to know that it is not necessary for a musician to be able to read music to make  music,” says Ms. Elise, Artist-in-Residence. “Many musicians learn and create...
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Finding the Right Fit: Johna Meldau Becomes Newcomer Teacher

It’s a role that kind of found me rather than me finding the role.” In December 2021, Johna Meldau joined the GVP team as Newcomer Teacher to work with the...
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A Rock and Roll Trip to Wonderland

Our second and third year students attended a performance of Rock and Roll Alice in Wonderland at the Synchronicity Theatre in downtown Atlanta this month. The performance was the dress...