Éducation mobile pour les enfants réfugiés

  • Kenya


The Xavier Project


  • Increase access to education for refugee children


  • Utilise mobile technology to increase the number of refugee children who gain education in Kenya

Targeted population:

  • Refugee children, especially those in primary school

Challenge addressed:

  • Improving access to education
  • Supporting refugee students with revision for school

Program description:

  • Kenya hosts Africa’s second largest refugee population, after Ethiopia
  • More than half of the 6 million refugee children registered with UNHCR have no school to attend, including 1.75 million children who are not in primary school and 1.95 million adolescents are not in secondary school
  • The Xavier Project supports refugee children and adults access education in Kenya and Uganda
  • Eneza is a Kenya-based NGO that provides education and study support via mobile phone
  • Over 1.7 million learners across Africa have registered with Eneza, with the majority in Kenya
  • Eneza uses mobile Short Messaging Service (SMS) to provide students with a way of completing quizzes that help them study for all of their subjects
  • Quizzes can be completed anywhere as long as students have access to a mobile phone and phone signal
  • As well as subject and topic specific quizzes, students have access to content tutorials and mini lessons, all via a user-friendly SMS platform
  • In addition to Nairobi, the program has been extended to more remote locations including Kakuma and Dadaab refugee camps

Impact on targeted population:

  • In 2015, 498 students received a free subscription and were registered on the ENEZA program
  • These students completed 45,000 quizzes in 2015, averaging 112 quizzes per student
  • In 2016, the number of students in Nairobi increased to over 600
  • Two top students under the Xavier Project School have been awarded full scholarship that will allow them to complete secondary school
  • In late 2016, 50 registered mobile phones were given to each to two schools in Turkana County, to allow for children to access Eneza while at school

Impact on host community:

  • The Xavier Project supports Kenyan children alongside refugee, providing increased interaction between communities
  • ENEZA is widely used by Kenyan school children

Conditions required:

  • Access to mobile phones with SIM cards and power
  • Sufficient digital literacy to be able to use a phone to complete quizzes


The Xavier Project – Eneza Education

The Xavier Project – Xavier project launches ENEZA programme in Turkana North and West

Eneza Education

UNHCR – Missing Out: Refugee Education in Crisis

UNHCR – A Nairobi School Warms Up To Refugee Children

UNHCR – Education Strategy, 2012-2016


  • 3700

    réfugiés ont un meilleur accès à l’éducation et à des moyens de subsistance

  • 40

    pays dans lesquels nous avons des ONG partenaires

  • 490

    enfants ont accès à des cours de mathématiques, d’art, de langue et de sport

  • 700

    femmes peuvent maintenant subvenir aux besoins de leur famille

  • 650

    réfugiés ont accès à des informations clés pour leur sécurité


Nous avons déjà accompli beaucoup mais le chemin est encore long et nous ne pouvons pas le parcourir seuls. Soutenez les communautés de réfugiés qui en ont le plus besoin.

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