Why are refugee communities particularly vulnerable during a pandemic?

Why are refugee communities particularly vulnerable during a pandemic?

Tom Stacey, explains why refugees are some of the most vulnerable communities in this global pandemic and how locally led responses are delivering protection and education.

Tom Stacey
April 8, 2020
Xavier Project’s response to CoronaVirus in East Africa. A message from our CEO…

Xavier Project’s response to CoronaVirus in East Africa. A message from our CEO…

A message from our Founder and CEO, Edmund Page, about how our team are adapting our work to respond to the CoronaVirus pandemic.

Edmund Page
March 30, 2020
Who are we talking about when referring to Local and National Humanitarian Actors?

Who are we talking about when referring to Local and National Humanitarian Actors?

At Xavier Project we want to see organisations founded and led by the people affected by humanitarian crises having control of the resources and decisions that will affect their future. 

Edmund Page
February 17, 2020
JOB ALERT: Communications & Fundraising Lead (Nairobi, Kenya)

JOB ALERT: Communications & Fundraising Lead (Nairobi, Kenya)

We’re excited to be recruiting for a Communications & Fundraising Lead to join out Communications team in Nairobi, Kenya. We’re looking for a passionate, organised and creative communications specialist.

Chrissie Thompson
February 16, 2020
Xavier Project wins 2019 UNHCR Innovation NGO Award at Global Refugee Conference

Xavier Project wins 2019 UNHCR Innovation NGO Award at Global Refugee Conference

We were delighted to be awarded the UNHCR Innovation Award in Geneva this December in acknowledgement of our work with refugee community-led organisations across East Africa.

Chrissie Thompson
December 15, 2019
Be Here, Be You, Belong! - Secondary School Camp 2019

Be Here, Be You, Belong! - Secondary School Camp 2019

Our annual school camp took place in December, bringing together 200 of our sponsored secondary students for a weekend of learning, development and fun in Nairobi.

Chrissie Thompson
December 13, 2019
Iron Savannah is back this 16th-17th November! Buy your tickets NOW and get training.

Iron Savannah is back this 16th-17th November! Buy your tickets NOW and get training.

Our annual event is BACK! On the 16-17th November, we are inviting you to join us on a cycle ride or wild trail run to raise money to support our important work across East Africa.

Chrissie Thompson
September 19, 2019
Enuma KitKit Schools named as one of two winners at the XPrize Global Learning Awards!

Enuma KitKit Schools named as one of two winners at the XPrize Global Learning Awards!

A HUGE congratulations to our partners Enuma whose interactive learning tool Kitkit Schools has been named as one of two winners at the XPrize Global Learning award.

Chrissie Thompson
June 11, 2019
Xavier Project’s new agriculture initiative in Rwamwanja Refugee settlement

Xavier Project’s new agriculture initiative in Rwamwanja Refugee settlement

Xavier Project bought 23-acres of land in Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement, Kamwenge District in South-western Uganda at the beginning of this year as part of an exciting new venture for the organisation.

Chrissie Thompson
May 10, 2019
BUY TICKETS NOW: Nairobi Xavier Ball in Westlands, Nairobi this Friday 14th June

BUY TICKETS NOW: Nairobi Xavier Ball in Westlands, Nairobi this Friday 14th June

The NAIROBI XAVIER BALL is back and this year promises to be our biggest and best event yet! Get your table together and grab your early bird tickets now.

Chrissie Thompson
May 10, 2019
Honoured to meet the ‘World’s Best Teacher’, Peter Tabichi at dinner in Nairobi

Honoured to meet the ‘World’s Best Teacher’, Peter Tabichi at dinner in Nairobi

Xavier Project representatives recently had the pleasure of being invited to a dinner in Nairobi to celebrate Peter Tabichi, the recipient of the 2019 Varkey Foundation Global Teacher of the Year award.

Chrissie Thompson
April 15, 2019
Xavier Project’s ‘March in March’ - a staff retreat with a difference…

Xavier Project’s ‘March in March’ - a staff retreat with a difference…

Demonstrating solidarity on this years team retreat as we marched together around crater lakes, through forests and Rwamwanja refugee settlement in Western Uganda.

Chrissie Thompson
April 15, 2019
11-year-old takes on Everest to support the education of young refugees in East Africa

11-year-old takes on Everest to support the education of young refugees in East Africa

Lucie chose to support Xavier Project after learning about the project through her school, St Mary’s Hall, which has a longstanding relationship with us. We are so grateful! Thank you and good luck Lucie.

Chrissie Thompson
April 3, 2019
10 young women graduate from Business and Entrepreneurship course and launch businesses in Uganda

10 young women graduate from Business and Entrepreneurship course and launch businesses in Uganda

This March, 10 women from the Bondeko hub in Uganda graduated from a Business and Entrepreneurship course run by Xavier Project in partnership with PED. Read below to find out more.

Chrissie Thompson
April 3, 2019
Congratulations to Xavier Project athlete Hosea Simotow on his marathon success

Congratulations to Xavier Project athlete Hosea Simotow on his marathon success

Congratulations to Xavier Project athlete Hosea Simotow for coming second out of 10,000 runners at the Cross-strait Marathon in Kushan, China on Sunday 24th March 2019.

Chrissie Thompson
March 29, 2019
Support from GCSEPod is supporting refugee students taking on GCSEs in Kenya

Support from GCSEPod is supporting refugee students taking on GCSEs in Kenya

Thanks to the kind support of GCSEPod we are able to improve the learning environments for refugee students in Nairobi who are studying for their GCSE certificates.

Chrissie Thompson
March 14, 2019
Accelerated Learning Programme in Nairobi hubs

Accelerated Learning Programme in Nairobi hubs

Our Accelerated Education Programme (AEP) gives adult refugees the opportunity to access fast-track primary school education. Read more about this fantastic programme which is being rolled out in our hubs in Nairobi.

Chrissie Thompson
February 21, 2019
Join us for some great events this year... dates for your diary

Join us for some great events this year... dates for your diary

This year we already have a schedule of fun events and activities lined-up that you can get involved in. Whether you like a fancy evening out, a night at the pub with your mates, or want to put your fitness to the test, then we’ve got you covered.

Chrissie Thompson
February 8, 2019
Young refugees learning game design with Nairobi Play

Young refugees learning game design with Nairobi Play

Nairobi Play supports refugee youth in Nairobi and Kakuma with skills on computational thinking, basic programming and intercultural competency. Read below to find out more.

Chrissie Thompson
January 25, 2019
Sponsor a 'house' and support us in our mission in 2019

Sponsor a 'house' and support us in our mission in 2019

Some of our top achieving students in Kenya NEED YOUR SUPPORT. Due to funding cuts we are unable to continue to pay for their school fees for the year ahead. These are students who are in the TOP 1.5% of their years in academic performance. Read more about how you, your friends and family can get involved.

Chrissie Thompson
January 22, 2019
THANK YOU for joining us at Iron Savannah 2019!

THANK YOU for joining us at Iron Savannah 2019!

A brilliant weekend of fun, running and camping out in the Kenyan savannah. A HUGE thank you to everyone who helped organise, participated or sponsored the event. We can’t wait for the next edition! Get the 15th November in your diaries now.

Chrissie Thompson
December 15, 2018
JOB ALERT: Social Business Lead (Kampala, Uganda)

JOB ALERT: Social Business Lead (Kampala, Uganda)

We are recruiting for an exciting new role in our Uganda team. The role of the Social Business Lead will be to oversee the social business work and contribute towards the growth of Xavier Project’s work in this area as a whole. If you think you might be a good fit then please apply before 20th December 2018.

Chrissie Thompson
December 3, 2018
The Iron Savannah is back this December... SIGN UP NOW

The Iron Savannah is back this December... SIGN UP NOW

This year, Xavier Project will hold its second annual Iron Savannah taking place in the beautiful setting of Maili Tisa. In support of refugee education, you can support us by buying a ticket today!

Chrissie Thompson
October 24, 2018
Teachers for Teachers training in Imvepi Refugee Settlement

Teachers for Teachers training in Imvepi Refugee Settlement

Our Uganda Education team provided training workshops to 29 Primary School teachers at Imvepi Refugee Settlement this month. It was a rewarding experience for our team and the refugee community to learn from each other.

Chrissie Thompson
October 10, 2018