News & Updates

  • Back to school preparations in Nairobi

    It has been a busy week in our Xavier Project office in Nairobi, Kenya. The final term of the school year begins next week so our sponsored students have been coming in to chat to their mentors in the Education team and pick up kits that will help them prepare for the term ahead. With

    31 August 2018
  • Goodbye and thank you to Stonyhurst College!

    Today we say goodbye to the pupils and staff from Stonyhurst College, who have been visiting Xavier Project in Kampala, Uganda for the last 10 days. Stonyhurst is the school that our founder, Edmund Page, attended for secondary school and we have enjoyed keeping a strong partnership with the school. The partnership involves weekly Skype

    22 August 2018
  • This August, celebrate our 10th anniversary with us!

    This August Xavier Project will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary and we’d like you to get involved. It will be a time to reflect on and celebrate our achievements over the last decade to improve access to quality education for refugees of all-ages in East Africa. To continue to expand on our work into

    1 August 2018
  • 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
  • Kampala Students produce their own movie at school camps

    The holiday camps for our sponsored students in Kampala are a time for the whole Xavier Project team to come together with the students to provide additional support, have fun and provide some extra-curricular learning opportunities for the students. Week One is dedicated to primary and Week Two to secondary. The theme of this year’s

    3 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
  • Literacy Teacher Training in Kampala and Kiryandongo

    Literacy is one of the most basic and most fundamental aspects that leads to quality education if delivered properly and following the methods appropriately. This year, Xavier Project trained a number of teachers on the teaching of literacy both at St. Paul Primary School in Kampala and Bidongo Primary School in Kiryandongo, one of the

    27 June 2018
  • 400,000 refugee children out of school in Uganda

    Since the beginnning of 2018, more than 60,000 refugees moved from the DRC to Uganda. Clashes between two communities have at least 70 people dead. “People have been killed. Houses have been burnt. People who have been killed, their bones are lying outside.” said a refugee to Reuters. In Uganda the total number of refugees is now

    27 June 2018