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Members of The David Livingstone Bicentenary & Livingstone 2013 Committee had the honour of being presented to HRH Princess Anne at a Reception to celebrate The Queen's Diamond Jubilee held at the Livingstone Museum, Zambia, on 28 September 2012.



What we do

Over the past five years, The Livingstone Initiative has set up, launched and developed a number 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.




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Created for The Livingstone Initiative (incorporating The David Livingstone Bicentenary & The Livingstone 2013 Initiative)

The Livingstone Initiative is a not-for-profit organisation and a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland with company number SC552793 and having its registered office at 56-66 Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 1LS.


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