May 2, 2014 · 1:00 PM
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Want to encourage more young women to pursue careers in technology? Would you also like a rare opportunity to help young women whose lives have been ravaged by war and injustices in countries all over the world? Then join us in a fireside chat with young women refugees, ages 12 - 18, at the Global Village Project.
We've been invited to speak by Melitta Brandt, a volunteer with the Global Village Project, who also happens to be Alaina Percival's mom. (For those of you who are not aware, Alaina is the mastermind behind the Women Who Code meetups :-) She's asked if we'd like to speak to the girls, explain career opportunities and encourage them to pursue careers in technology.
**If you're interested in speaking, please RSVP to this meetup.**
About the Global Village Project:
The Global Village Project (http://globalvillageproject.org/mission-vision-values-purpose/) is an organization that helps teenage survivors of war acquire the education necessary to succeed in life and to fulfill their dreams. Their students are young women refugees ages 12 - 18. Their program is designed specifically to equip recently arrived refugee young women with the academic and social knowledge and skills needed for successful study in a high school or equivalency program.
The Global Village Project Official Trailer: