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Thank you Dexter.The whole idea,is to promote community ownership and also scale it to other ECD centres in Rwamwanja and the rest of Uganda.

Thank you so much for the invitation.I will participate on the one on Tuesday.Thank you.

As the numbers of global refugees continue to grow, the resources for refugee protection and humanitarian assistance continues to dwindle.This is mainly attributed to world economic recession which has negatively affected the traditional big donors and contributors to the UN Refugee agency ( UNHCR).Again, the emergence of new hot spots such as Syria has also stretched the UNHCR meager resources,

As a result UNHCR has been forced to scale down on some of its vital services such as provision for safe and accessible education for refugees.UNHCR budget for education in Africa in general and Uganda in particular has either been cut or does not increase in proposition to the numbers of population under its concerns.
What this means is that more and more refugees in Uganda are finding it hard to access education and learning opportunities.

The idea of Xavier Project:Community centres and libraries for refugees in Kampala comes at an ideal time to try to bridge this gap and address an existing need.Research done in Kampala by various researchers has shown that education is the most durable solutions for refugees in Uganda.