Team

Xavier Project has over 34 full-time members of staff and 5 hubs officers of 8 different nationalities. Here are just some of the talented individuals who work hard every day to achieve our mission.

Xavier Project is an exciting place to work and we are always on the look out for passionate and driven individuals to join our team. Job opportunities will be posted on our News page or should you wish to volunteer with us please head to our Volunteer page to find out more.

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Edmund Page

In 2008, Edmund Page founded Xavier Project while volunteering at a community-run school for Congolese children in Uganda. After graduating from St Andrews University in 2009 he spent two years working as a teacher in London before moving to Nairobi in 2011 to be CEO of Xavier Project. He splits his time between the Nairobi, Kampala and Kakuma offices.

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Donald Anduvateh

Donald started working in our Nairobi office in 2016. He works closely with schools on Early Child Development and Primary Education – building relations with, and the capacity of schools and refugee communities through trainings, paying schools levies and fees and supporting with the purchases of resources. He holds a BA degree and a double major in Political Science & Sociology. He is the ultimate team player and brings a huge amount of passion and enthusiasm to every aspect of his role.

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Christine Awori

Christine joined Xavier Project Uganda in 2015 when the library opened to support our sponsored students and refugee children in the surrounding area with extra-curricular learning. As a trained teacher she works with the students to improve their literacy, trains them on computers and tablets, and supports them with their homework. Christine makes sure the library is a safe space for them to learn and play. She is a warm and generous member of the team and loves learning from the children.

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Peter Irungu

Peter has been working in our Kampala office since 2014. He coordinates, plans and manages Enterprise activities. He works closely with our community partners in hubs around Kampala and Rwamwanja refugee settlement – often running trainings and building the capacity of the refugee management committees. Peter holds a BA (Hons) in Ethics and Development Studies and recently completed a Master of Science in Monitoring and Evaluation.

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Sharon Otieno

Sharon was Xavier Project’s first employee in Nairobi when the office opened there in 2012. Since then she has taken on a multitude of roles that have allowed the organisation to grow to what is it today. She now leads the organisation on HR & Logistics. She is currently undertaking a part time degree in Human Resources Management. Sharon brings plenty of laughs and organisation to our busy Nairobi office.

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Grace Okia

Grace has been the Programme Director in our Uganda office since 2017. She oversees and designs education programmes for refugee in Kampala and in settlements across Uganda. She is an educationalist with an MA in HR Management and BA in Adult and Community Education. She brings a great deal of expertise and drive to our team in Uganda.

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Lawrence Njoroge

Lawrence is part of the Education department in Nairobi. He works with schools to develop strategic plans and increase awareness of the barriers refugees are facing in education in Kenya – including access, quality, welfare and resource mobilisation. He supports in the establishment of Xavier Project’s community learning hubs, with a focus on basic literacy and accelerated learning opportunities. He has a BA and Masters in Education (specialising in Teacher Professional Development), and has over 15 year’s experience of working as an English teacher. Lawrence brings a great deal of care and professionalism to every aspect of his work.

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Ruth Njiri

Ruth works in the Enterprise department in Kenya – managing the department’s programme activities in both Nairobi and Kakuma Refugee Camp. She focuses on the implementation of the Community Enterprise Cycle and aligning all of our project outcomes to the framework. She has a BA in International Relations and is in the final year of an MBA in Strategic and Financial Management. She is a highly motivated and dedicated member of the team who knows how to get things done.

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Mildred Mugenya

Mildred has been leading the finance department at Xavier Project since the beginning of 2013. She holds a BA in Marketing and is responsible for overseeing the organisation’s accounts and financial reporting across Kenya and Uganda, including ensuring financial compliance to all institutional donors. She takes great pride in supporting the programme teams to be operating as efficiently as possible. Mildred has a keen eye for detail and is a supportive member of the team.