Xavier Project is a not-for-profit organisation that works to improve the rights and protection of refugees in East Africa through formal education in a safe environment.
£600 would pay for the fees for 1 refugee child in Kenya and Uganda to attend secondary schooling for one year.
Update - Grant Provided by One Kind Act 16th December 2017
A grant of £6,121 was made to equal the funds raised by Rupa Lakha at her Danceathon event held on Sunday 12th November. Raising over £6000 has meant that 10 children have benefited from this grant.
Xavier Project believes that everyone has the right to equal opportunities and protection wherever they live and whatever their background. Globally this right is denied to refugee and they believe education is the best tool to change this.
They work in Kenya and Uganda to make sure that refugees of all ages are able to access quality education so that they can integrate better into their host communities and build towards a better future for themselves and their families. They use pioneering education solutions to achieve this.
The organisation was founded by Edmund Page in 2008 when he made a volunteering trip to Kampala and began sponsoring ten refugee students through primary school. The organisation now sponsors thousands of children through formal education.
In Eastern Africa there is a refugee crisis rapidly unfolding. War, violence and famine are causing thousands of vulnerable individuals - mainly women and children - to cross the borders in Kenya and Uganda from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Ethiopia and in 2017 most significantly from South Sudan. Uganda, which is the same size as the UK, is now home to 1.4 million refugees with 1,000-2,000 South Sudanese crossing the border every week. Xavier Project's work now and in the future has never been more important
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