Nurturing Trust In Crisis: How Crisis Response Can Build Trust In Refugee Communities

Nurturing Trust In Crisis: How Crisis Response Can Build Trust In Refugee Communities

Eldoma Dawood, Education Officer in Imvepi, Uganda, reflects on the importance of nurturing a trusting relationship between Humanitarian Organisations and Refugee Communities through effective response in times of crisis.

Eldoma Dawood
October 1, 2020
How Would Local Integration Help To Ease The Plight Of Refugees?

How Would Local Integration Help To Ease The Plight Of Refugees?

Sharon Otieno, HR and Logistics Lead, discusses how intergrating refugee communities into their host countries shouldn’t be one-sided.

Sharon Otieno
August 11, 2020
Where Do They Belong? The Question of Citizenship for Host-Born Refugees

Where Do They Belong? The Question of Citizenship for Host-Born Refugees

Paul Nandia, Project Officer, discusses the need to allow refugees born in Kenya the opportunity to fully assimilate into society, including offering them citizenship.

Paul Nandia
July 16, 2020
The Power of Knowing: Empowering Refugee Parents of Children with Disabilities

The Power of Knowing: Empowering Refugee Parents of Children with Disabilities

Katarina Fandlova, Programme Lead, discusses why educating refugee parents about their children’s disabilities allows both them and their children to live more fulfilled lives.

Katarina Fandlova
July 8, 2020
Refugee Girls Need Educational Support Now More Than Ever

Refugee Girls Need Educational Support Now More Than Ever

Lawrence Njoroge, Education Officer, discusses why many refugees need educational support now more so than ever, and what Xavier Project is doing to facilitate this.

Lawrence Njoroge
June 25, 2020
Why Localisation Will Change The Development And Humanitarian Sector

Why Localisation Will Change The Development And Humanitarian Sector

Mildred Mugenya, Finance Lead, discusses the role localising humanitarian aid will change the face of development and the Humanitarian sector in years to come.

Mildred Mugenya
June 23, 2020
The Refugee Leaders Creating A Brighter Future For Their Communities

The Refugee Leaders Creating A Brighter Future For Their Communities

Justin Abumbah, Education Officer, discusses the role of leaders in the refugee community, and how they are working to propel their communities into a brighter future in this trying time.

Justin Abumbah
June 19, 2020
Helping CBOs navigate hierarchies in the development sector

Helping CBOs navigate hierarchies in the development sector

Matt Hopewell, Programme Lead in Uganda, discusses the role Xavier Project is playing in bridging the gap between CBOs and Inter-Governmental Organisations.

Matthew Hopewell
June 17, 2020
Honouring the unsung heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic

Honouring the unsung heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic

Xavier Project’s Social Business Lead, Carol Kabatanya, reflects on the pivotal role that community leaders have taken on during the COVID-19 pandemic in Uganda.

Carol Kabatanya
June 17, 2020
Producing podcasts to keep our students learning from home

Producing podcasts to keep our students learning from home

The Xavier Project team has produced over 250 podcasts that are being disseminated to our secondary students across East Africa so they can learn from home.

Chrissie Thompson
May 26, 2020
Localising humanitarian aid has been shown to be even more urgent by the COVID-19 crisis

Localising humanitarian aid has been shown to be even more urgent by the COVID-19 crisis

Our CEO and Founder, Edmund Page, shares his thoughts on how COVID-19 is demonstrating why we need a shift in power to strengthen and empower community led responses.

Edmund Page
April 9, 2020
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