A brief history

Xavier Project was founded by Edmund Page in 2008 as a result of his own experience of volunteering at an informal school in Uganda. Edmund witnessed Congolese children who could not recognise ABC. Following his trip, he committed to sponsoring eight Congolese refugees through school in Kampala. Xavier Project now supports the formal and tertiary education of thousands of children and adult refugees across Kenya and Uganda through community-based partnerships and pioneering learning programmes.

2008

Xavier Project was founded when Edmund Page started sponsoring eight Congolese refugees through school in Kampala, Uganda.

2009

Edmund travelled to Nairobi, Kenya and witnessed many refugee students out of school.

2010

The first Enterprise initiative was started when Xavier Project helped some parents of the students start a fridge mending business.

2011

 Edmund gave up teaching in London to live full time in Nairobi and work for Xavier Project

2012

Offices and full time teams were set up in Nairobi and Kampala

2012

First Enterprise hub was opened in Kampala

2014

Nairobi’s first Enterprise hub was opened

2015

Xavier Project became implementing partner for UNHCR for Education for Refugees in urban areas of Kenya

2016

Xavier Project became implementing partner for UNICEF and other institutional donors

2016

In Uganda operations extended beyond urban areas to refugee settlements in rural areas of the country

2017

Xavier Project opened office in Kakuma refugee settlement, Kenya

2018

Xavier Project work extends to West Nile region of Uganda in response to the South Sudan refugee crisis

Our core values

Solidarity

Working together in partnership with refugee communities

Pioneering

Using innovative methods to deliver relevant education solutions