The Xavier Project mobile library currently visits schools in Kampala, Uganda each weekday morning. They stay at each school for 1-3 hours with a selection of children’s books and read with students in small groups of 5-8 per teacher/tutor for 15 minutes. The mobile library was founded to help young children who are struggling with reading to get individualised attention. In particular refugees who are not used to studying in English very quickly fall behind in their reading and this quickly affects all their other subjects.
With the help of the Living by Giving Trust, the Xavier Project hope to expand this project. Firstly, they intend to hire another library reader to help their team visit the schools and support young children in their reading. Eventually, XP hope to open a physical library which their students can visit after school. This will encourage them to enjoy reading while still receiving support from their tutors. It will also give refugees a safe learning environment where they are free to read in peace away from the chores of their crowded homes.
The Living by Giving Trust have donated a grant of £1000 to start this much needed work. This was raised through our sponsored no TV campaign and other fundraising.
Thank you to everyone who has made it possible for Living by Giving to support this project!
If you would like to support the work of the Xavier Project through the Living by Giving Trust, please send us a donation via our special page here, or contact Matt.
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Thank you to all our Living By Giving volunteers who helped at the Christmas meal for the homeless today!
Thank you. No other words needed. James is smiling again.
We have recently announced this new appeal via our Social Media – and so far we have received lots of help. James has cerebral palsy, cannot walk or talk and is visually impaired. Recently his mother’s car was stolen outside their house with James’ specialised wheelchair inside. Without it he is severely restricted…
‘It means the world to him and means he can access the outside world.’ Claire Hall (James’ mother)
By donating via our Bmycharity page, all funds raised will go directly to the Riverwalk School Emergency Fund in to order and pay for the chair. Any potential excess funds will remain with the School which caters for pupils aged 3 -19 who have severe, profound and complex learning needs.
The Living By Giving Trust has also pledged to match pound for pound the first £1,000 raised so your money will go even further!
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Our hearts go out to everyone in Lourdes experiencing the horrible floods. The Living by Giving Trust recently sent money to Lourdes to help after the October 2012 floods, but reports are now suggesting that the June floods are much worse. Our friends at the CA Hospitalite have posted the following news item with updates added.
From Matt Betts:
“Thank you to everyone who supported me in my challenge to give up TV. I did it and discovered new things about myself, whilst managing to read loads and loads of books (see photo below!). The sponsored no TV campaign managed to raise just over £500 for the Living by Giving Trust, so thank you to everyone who sponsored me. This will now go towards our Xavier Project.
I highly recommend giving up TV, because then you have to find other things to do – and you might just surprise yourself.