The Education Department aims to increase access to quality formal education delivered in a safe environment for refugee children. Xavier Project has been involved in supporting refugee children’s education in Kenya and Uganda since 2008. Access to education is a significant challenge for refugee children in Nairobi and Kampala.

Our research has found that in Nairobi only 66% of primary school-aged refugee children and just 50% of secondary school-aged children were attending school. In Kampala only 35% of primary school-aged refugee children are accessing formal education which drops to 18% at secondary level.

For this reason education is a priority for refugee communities, and continues to be a priority for Xavier Project.

Our Education programmes include:

  • Early childhood development
  • Sponsorship of primary and secondary school students
  • Extra-curricular summer and winter camps
  • Library and mobile library
  • Adult literacy sponsorship
  • Teacher training workshops
  • Capacity building for Schools’ Boards of Management
  • Annual forums to strengthen partnership with the Ministry of Education
  • Community outreach to sensitise people of concern on available education opportunities