Refugee children are five times more likely to be out of school. 51% of refugees are school-aged children under the age of 18. Only 22% of refugee adolescents access secondary education.
Only 1% percent of refugees access post-secondary education.
Displacement and conflict across the globe dramatically reduce opportunities for girls to go to school. In areas of conflict, girls and women are the first to miss out on education and are 90% more likely to be out of secondary school than those living in conflict-free regions.
Refugee and Girls' Education: A global problem…
With local implications
Clarkston, Georgia - which neighbors Decatur, GA - was named the most diverse square mile in the United States by TIME magazine. It is home to refugees from over 40 different countries and is the center of refugee resettlement in Georgia.
At GVP, we take on the challenge of educating refugee girls with interrupted education in order to prepare them for success in high school and in their new home. This challenge includes understanding what it means for our students and their families to be in a new country, a new community, and a new school environment.
Every girl brings unique experiences and a deep desire to learn to our school. They arrive in the United States eager for education, understanding that it is a key component of building the new life that they and their families seek. They dream of pursuing education and careers that will enable them to give back to their families and communities. In the environment that GVP provides, each student finds space to grow into an empowered and confident young woman, equipped with the educational foundation she needs to achieve her dreams.