What we do

Over the past five years, The Livingstone Initiative has set up, launched and developed a numbe of projects, including:

  • Set up the Livingstone Zambia-Scotland Medical Exchange
  • Provided funding for a junior doctor from Livingstone General Hospital to come to Scotland for a 3-month clinical attachment in ENT Medicine
  • Linked 19 schools in Livingstone Zambia with 18 schools in Scotland through the Bird Exchange of Art, Storytelling & Music
  • Started building a secondary school for vulnerable girls and orphans in Chama District, a remote and extremely poor area in north-eastern Zambia
  • Initiated arts and cultural community events to stimulate tourism
  • Conceived the Livingstone International Cultural Arts Festival in partnership with the Zambian Tourism Board

By doing the above, and by working in private-public partnerships, we are helping to:

  • Enable Livingstone General Hospital to open a new ENT Clinic, so that ENT patients in Southern Province can now be treated
  • Provide an opportunity for girls in Chama District to receive a secondary education in a region where there is still a prevalence of child marriage, child labour and currently no girls' school within 80kms
  • Drill boreholes to supply fresh, clean water to the school and surrounding villages for the first time
  • Open a healthcare clinic in the school, which will also offer its services to the villagers.
  • Reduce the prevalence of child marriage
  • Reduce the distances that children have to walk to fetch water, thereby giving them more time to attend school
  • Reduce incidence of various diseases
  • Increase the number of visitors to the region
  • Engage the international and domestic tourism media to raise awareness of Zambia
  • We are now entering a new phase of activity, building on what we have achieved already and expanding into new areas. See side menu for more details.