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Xavier Project exists to provide opportunities to urban refugees in Kenya and Uganda who are otherwise excluded from the means to live fulfilled and dignified lives. The vision is that through a holistic approach to development urban refugees will be able to take back control of their lives and make a positive change whether to their new communities or to their country of origin.
Xavier Project’s primary goal is to offer an individualised education for urban refugees in Nairobi and Kampala so that they can reach their full potential. We provide sponsorship for refugee children to study at government schools and in the holidays we organise extra-curricular activities, extra tuition and voluntary service. In the long term we hope to educate men and women for others who can use their education to make their own world a better place.
We have opened a livelihoods programme for the parents of these children so that in the long run they will be able to pay their own school fees. Many of the parents are skilled and well qualified but they lack the capital to start their own business and struggle to find employment because of cultural barriers.
Tamuka is the media programme of Xavier Project designed to give refugees a voice so that they can speak out about the realities of their lives in order to effect positive improvements. It includes a newsletter for refugees and a social media course
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