When we took our first group of students to Uganda and Rwanda in 2009, we could have never imagined that we would host hundreds of travelers, partner with the people of Kabale, Uganda to form a unique hybrid of job creation, education, and community development at the Entusi Resort and Retreat Center on Lake Bunyonyi, or host the largest free music festival in East Africa.
We continue to be inspired by the idea that if we bring the right people to the table, work collaboratively, and think big and differently, we can shift the dialogue surrounding international development and create lasting positive change to communities both at home and abroad. To learn more about our story and our beginning, click here.
The Global Livingston Institute is a 501c3 charitable organization, and donors may deduct contributions as provided in IRC section 170 of the U.S. tax code.
Your Support Makes Possible
Scholarship & Travel Support for Students in a Global Classroom.
Employment Assistance & Job Training for the members of the Entusi Women’s Association.
Testing & Preventions Services for 5,000 Ugandans Annually.
Development Support for the Schatz Family Community Development Fund in Kabale.
Support for Ugandans Working on Community Initiatives.
Each year, we are fortunate to have over 200 students and community leaders join us in East Africa. Some of our flagship programs in East Africa include university study abroad courses, women’s leadership conferences, youth summits, high school leadership programs, research and community based internships, and an HIV awareness music festival.
GLI interns pursue independent research projects ranging from rural community development to urban studies. We individualize these experiences and tap into your passions and interests!
Since 2014, GLI has hosted free concerts in East Africa centered around culture sharing, public health, and economic development. Tens of thousands of people have attended the shows and more than 16,000 have received a free HIV test, among other health services.
Our goal at the GLI is to individualize your experiences and make your time in Uganda and Rwanda transformational and life changing!
We want you to build your outcomes not before you leave but based on your experiences when you are there. Alongside our passion for education, we believe that job creation is what is going to move people out of poverty and into sustainable living conditions in East Africa. That is why we have aligned our organization with social impact initiatives in the region.