Fairnessworks focuses on local, interpersonal peacemaking efforts, so I suppose it’s fair for me to ask my subscribers to log on and vote for Global Village School, located in my home region of Decatur, Georgia, to enable them to receive a small grant for its music program.
Elise Witt, a music teacher at the school, is applying for a special grant of $2500 from GOOD. The grant is specifically for arts-related projects that make a difference. It would be their kick-off money for the Global Village School’s Music Program/One Voice Chorus next year. But the winner is chosen by having the most public votes.
So, I am asking you to please go to this website and cast your vote. Naturally, I would like for you to vote for Global Village School, but when you arrive at the site you will find many appealing proposals, and you may decide to vote for a program other than my pet project. That’s OK, just vote and spread the word about the GOOD Foundation.
Global Village School is for teenage refugee girls from Afghanistan, Burma, Burundi, Ethiopia, Iraq, Sudan, and Central African Republic. The grantseekers want to create a chorus to become the public face of the school and to leverage further funding for this unique institution that serves girls whose formal education has been interrupted by war and refugee camp experiences.
Music is an important part of the GVS innovative curriculum, and the One Voice Chorus will reflect both the diversity of the student population and the effectiveness of music as a tool for learning English as well as Science, Math, and Social Studies.
Recovery from the effects of war-ravaged regions depends on programs such as those offered at Global Village School in Decatur, GA. Peacemaking begins in small local communities such as these. Please visit the GOOD website and consider voting for their grant proposal.
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