Full name of the organisation:
Uganda Xaverian Movement
When did the organization start?
In Uganda the Xaverian Movement started in 1958.
How many members do you have?
Membership is now 80.000 members.
What kind of activities do you do?
- Charity Assistance - Visitation and help to the elderly, disabled, prisoners, sick and the poor.
- Charity Apostolate - Preparing communal prayers, bible sharing in section meetings, serving in mass & ushering. All this is done on Saturday and Sunday every week.
- Charity Development
- Training young people through non- formal education. I.e. study workshops/seminars, pedagogy, debates, music- dance and drama, craftsmanship, farming, entrepreneurship, camps, games & sports, physique, primary health care and first aid. These activities are majorly done on weekends.
- we are community based and so actively participate in social and development interventions for and with the local communities like clearing water drainage systems, civic education, etc.
Do your members wear a uniform or use any kind of symbol?
Yes, Xaveri members wear a light brown uniform.
Do you have a year theme?
Theme: “Stopping interpersonal violence and child abuse”.
Young people are the most vulnerable of Uganda society. They extremely experience interpersonal violence. Domestic violence has contributed to numerous cases of child abuse in Uganda. This prompted Xaveri Uganda to act.
Are you in a partnership or do you do some international activities?
Yes, we are in partnerships and cherish it a lot.
Do you publish a magazine or newsletter for your members?
YES, the magazine is called “The Xaverian”.