Building Community through Education
Featuring the Global Village Project, a space for young women to preserve their culture while learning and adapting to life in a new country
Team members Oana and Sami visit the Global Village project
One Girl at a Time
The Global Village Project is a school for refugee girls located right in the heart of Georgia, Decatur. The school started from a need noticed by the community in Clarkston. Refugee girls were missing years of school in the transition from their home country to the US and even then there was commonly a lack of knowledge of the English language which made public school a difficult endeavor. Thus the Global Village Project started as the efforts of a group of volunteers to bridge the gap in understanding while allowing the girls a safe and respectful space to embrace their differences.
We got the chance to speak with Elise Witt, the Director of Music Programs at the Global Village Project. She is featured in our podcast, however, we wanted to share the richness of her experiences with these girls. We are so grateful for her willingness to share with us here and are grateful for the lessons she’s learned from these inspirational young women.
All the information in the infographic to the left comes straight from the GVP official website and we encourage you to direct your attention to their website to learn more!
Check out the Global Village Project.