GVP Gives Food Deliveries to Students and their Families

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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, grains, beans and more. Mr. Crispin talks about the process behind the food deliveries. Why does GVP have food deliveries? Why is it important? We…

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June 20th is World Refugee Day: Everyone Has the Right to Seek Safety

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“Whoever. Wherever. Whenever. Everyone has the right to seek safety.” – UNHCR World Refugee Day 2022  Every year on June 20th, people across the globe celebrate and honor the journeys and contributions of refugees through World Refugee Day. The Coalition of Refugee Serving Agencies in Georgia, of which GVP is a proud member, holds an…

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Teacher, Older Sibling, Mentor and Motivator: Americorps Service Members Support GVP Students

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Notre Dame Mission Volunteers AmeriCorps (NDMVA) is a nationwide federally funded community service program for young adults. At GVP, two AmeriCorps members complete an 11-month service at GVP each year by offering individualized service academic support in core programs, including study hall, literacy, STEAM, health and wellness, and summer academic programming. Each full-time member completes…

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Culture in the Classroom

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This month, I had the privilege of attending the West African Drum and Dance Camp, hosted by Community Sound.  Personally, and at GVP, lifelong learning is a core value. In this we believe that everyone is both a teacher and a student. I also believe that every teacher should take time to intentionally and formally…

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Blazing New Trails: Bicycles Donated to Students

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Michelle Kuperman, Mentor Program Coordinator, collected a donation of new refurbished bikes for Global Village Project’s Form 3 (third year) students and alums. We have a wonderful relationship with Sopo Bicycle Cooperative (Sopo Bikes). Three amazing volunteers once again offered to fit our girls with new and refurbished bikes, new helmets & bike locks, all…

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Shine On: Third Year Students Graduate

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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 the time they are Form Three (third year) students, they would have written their own monologues, performed in plays, and achieved academic and personal wins.…

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GVP Girls Paint for Peace

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This January, I approached GVP STEAM Coordinator Danielle Ereddia about Global Village Project (GVP) girls participating in the Global Art Project for Peace exchange. Global Village Project is a nonprofit school for refugee girls, located in Decatur, Georgia. This year GVP is home to 32 girls from 14 different countries and speaking 17 languages. Students’…

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Students Celebrate National Poetry Month

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By: Olivia McKellar and Johna Meldau National Poetry Month was launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996. “National Poetry Month reminds the public that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters,” (poets.org). Olivia McKellar, English Language Arts (ELA) Teacher, and Johna Meldau, Newcomer Teacher, created…

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