GVP’s Response to the Afghan Refugee Crisis

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The creation of Global Village Project dates to 2004 when a group of social activists and educators serving refugee families observed a huge need for additional educational support for many incoming refugee children. Our founders first set up Saturday school for five teen survivors of war from Afghanistan. As the girls invited their mothers, grandmothers,…

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A Look Back on 2021: Educational Equity and the COVID-19 Pandemic

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As we look back on this past year, we are reflecting on the role that Global Village Project has played and must continue to play in advancing educational equity. The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed our educational system to the limit, revealing deep cracks and outcome disparities that prevent every student from having an equal opportunity…

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Summer Camp Offers Long-Awaited Opportunity for In-Person Connection

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After a year of remote learning, the ache to meet again in person was acute for GVP’s students and teachers alike. The opportunity finally came last month: for a week in late June, students and teachers gathered together for GVP’s “Connecting through STEAM” outdoor summer camp, a program packed with events from live performances to…

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Of Dads and Daughters: Celebrating the Role of Fathers in the Career Choices of Their Girls

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A few years ago, I came across a campaign that Devex, media platform for the global development community, was doing called “Power with Purpose”. In one episode, renowned economist, and now World Trade organization Secretary General, Ngozi Okonko-Iweala was interviewed. She is a woman I admire greatly, and her infectious, ebullient personality jumped right at…

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“Thank You, GVP Teachers” by Ayat Salameh

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I absolutely appreciate all of the teachers at GVP. Every single one of them. They all have a special place in my heart and my life because each one of them taught me something special. Ms. Anne taught me how not to give up and to always keep trying no matter how many times you…

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In My Shoes: A Reflection by Jai Simpson-Joseph

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There’s an old expression that says, until you have walked a mile in someone else’s shoes, you won’t understand their journey. May 25, 2021, marked the anniversary of George Floyd’s death. And in the year since his murder, the world has turned on its axis. Analysis and commentary are rife with the changes that have…

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