Girl Scout Putting on Global Village School Cultural Event at Decatur Library on August 4th

Caroline writes in…

My name is Caroline and I am putting on the this event and it would be great if you could get information in the paper about the event, it is for the Girl Scout Gold Award that I am working on.

Saturday August 4th from 1:30-3:30 at the Decatur Public Library in the Meeting Room, girl scout troop 22342 will be holding a cultural event highlighting the cultural aspects and diversity of the students at Global Village School. There will be various stations containing arts and crafts, traditional dress, food, and facts on countries that are represented. The public is invited to learn about the 4 countries that will be highlighted at this event.

Decatur’s Global Village School

Maureen Downey wrote an excellent profile of the Global Village School a couple days back in the AJC. The school, which opened in August, helps teenage survivors of war and refugee camps acquire the necessary education to attend and graduate from high school and college.

As Downey explains, the school – which teaches an “intense, extended five-day program” – grew out of a Saturday class at the International Community School on Covington Highway. Students get up as early as 4 a.m. and take trains and buses into Decatur every morning, looking to learn to speak better English and improve math skills.

The school utilizes donated classroom space at Decatur Presbyterian and students eat lunch everyday in Agnes Scott College’s dining hall.

Thanks to Adam for pointing out this great article!