In 2014, The Nobel Peace Prize went to Malala Yousafzai, who was only 17 at the time, for her tireless advocacy to ensure that girls have the opportunity to be educated. It is the goal of Global Village Project (GVP) to make this educational vision for changing the world a reality for young women who have survived the war-torn journey from their countries to Atlanta, Georgia.
Almost 10 years’ ago, GVP launched an innovative high school preparatory program for refugee teenage girls with interrupted schooling. The school’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, literacy, academic subjects and the arts. Located in Decatur, Georgia, the school’s full day academic program serves 40-50 students, ages 11 – 18. With more than 70% of Georgia’s limited English learners dropping out of school, we are proud to see that 96% of GVP alumni who complete the three-year program are successfully moving through high school and college.