Global Village Project

Filling educational gaps

With girls under siege in many countries, it’s not surprising that some refugee girls come to America with gaps in learning—and limited literacy even in their own languages. The Global Village Project in Decatur addresses the problem one girl at a time, with an intensive middle school program for refugees who were denied schooling or whose education was interrupted by violence. This fall, Global Village will enroll thirty-eight girls, tuition-free, and mentor about forty others in high school or other programs. Seven grads are now in college.