Here, There, and Everywhere, part 1 // Elise Witt, Khatera Barati, & Meh Sod Paw
Interviewees were Elise Witt, Khatera Barati, and Meh Sod Paw.
Elise Witt currently serves as Artist-in-Residence and Director of Music Programs at the Global Village Project (GVP), a school for teenage refugee girls in Decatur, GA. GVP is a non-profit special purpose middle school for teenage refugee girls whose formal education has been interrupted by war and refugee camp experiences.
Khatera Barati, originally from Afghanistan, is a GVP alum and a rising sophomore at Georgia State University.
Meh Sod Paw, was born to Karen/Burmese parents in a refugee camp in Thailand. She is a GVP alum, an Agnes Scott College graduate where she received the prestigious Millennium Gates Scholarship, and, in the fall, will enter a graduate program at the University of Northern Colorado.
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