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Causes: Education, Literacy, Remedial Reading & Encouragement

Mission: The global village project, inc. Is an innovative special purpose school for refugee girls and young women with interrupted schooling. The organization's mission is to develop a strong educational foundation for each student within a caring community using a strengths-based approach and intensive instruction in english language and literacy, academic subjects, and the arts.

Programs: The global village project (gvp) was incorporated in 2009 and operates a special purpose middle school for refugee girls and young women aged 11-19. The school's innovative program is designed to equip recently arrived young women with the academic and social knowledge and skills needed for successful study in a high school. The school serves 30-40 students each year who pay no tuition. Lunch at agnes scott college and transportation are provided free of charge. All students participate in an after-school enrichment program. Over a hundred volunteers support the academic program each week. Most students that complete the academic program enter public high schools in dekalb county,georgia. Gvp serves additional students through its mentor program, designed to ensure that the gains made at gvp allow them to complete their education.

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Rating: 4

I've just been introduced to the school, and after met all of the girls I felt compelled to contribute information that another volunteer, Caroline Grimes, has written: "The Global Village School educates young female refugees from countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Burma, Somalia, Sudan, and the Congo.These girls, aged 12-20, have all landed in Atlanta from various war-torn countries. Many come from countries where females are held in low regard and are not provided even the most basic rights or education.

All of these girls are victims of the violence of war; some have seen
close family members brutally killed and have difficult memories to
contend with, along with the adjustment to life in a very different
society. Some have spent many years in refugee camps with poor
surroundings and primitive education. The people running The Global
Village School are committed to helping these young women find peace within themselves and the skills and confidence needed to integrate into society. All students must learn English, as well as being
brought up to an appropriate level of education for their ages.

Educational backgrounds are widely variant and unrelated to their age.
The Staff of teachers is highly qualified and committed to providing
the substantive education needed, and the co-curricular portions of
the school help the girls balance their social and emotional growth
with the educational growth."