Education

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.

Our Impact

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Children sponsored to go to school
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Schools we are working with to improve the quality of learning for refugee students
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Children learning hubs across East Africa

Updates on Education

  • Construction of our newest community hub kicks off in Imvepi, Uganda

    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 and

    19 July 2018
  • Providing access to education for over-age, out-of-school youth through AEP

    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 to

    19 July 2018
  • World Refugee Day marked by the Nairobi School Debates

    On World Refugee Day, June 20th, we celebrated the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees worldwide. Xavier Project marked this day by organising several debate sessions on topics of interest around education, inclusion and peace building. On the run up to June 20th, various debate sessions were held within schools and between schools in

    30 June 2018
  • Xavier project launches ENEZA programme in Turkana North and West

    After the successful launch of Eneza, an SMS based revision tool in Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps, this month saw Xavier Project roll out the Eneza programme to two schools in Turkana North and West sub counties. Thanks to the support of Windle Trust, Kenya the team was able to introduce Napetet and Makutano primary

    2 November 2016