The Education department aims to increase access to quality education delivered in a safe space for refugee children. We believe that education provides protection and is the best possible tool to help refugees access equal opportunities.
By working in solidarity with community-run organisations, schools, national and international education bodies we are successfully able to deliver pioneering programmes to thousands of students across East Africa. We achieve this through school sponsorship, scholarship programmes, extra-curricular activities, teacher trainings and using innovative pedagogical approaches that enhance children’s learning opportunities in urban and settlement settings.
Updates on Education
The Nairobi Play project is supported by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and implemented by Xavier Project (XP) in partnership with Nairobi Play (NP). It has an overall objective of supporting refugee youth in Nairobi and Kakuma with skills on computational thinking, basic programming and intercultural competency (IC). In order to the support the2 November 2018
Earlier this month some members of the Uganda Education team headed to Imvepi Refugee Settlement in the West Nile region to deliver a week long workshop to 29 Primary School teachers who work in schools in the local area. The content of the training was widely inspired by the introductory training pack of an extensive10 October 2018
In response to the huge influx of South Sudanese refugees crossing the border into northern Uganda in 2017 we are proud to share that we have received funding to build a children’s learning hub in Imvepi Refugee Settlement. Young refugees in the settlement face a number of challenges with accessing education – limited schools and19 July 2018
Over two hundred young adults from seven different countries, including the host country Kenya, are currently enrolled on our Accelerated Education Program. This program operates across three Community Learning Hubs in Nairobi run by Xavier Project. These youth, aged between fourteen and twenty-five years, have usually missed out on substantial amounts of schooling due to19 July 2018