East Africa

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A Lint Brush for Weirdos!

So a Ugandan teenager managed to make his way through the crowd of over 10 thousand concert goers and up to our sousaphone player Ed at the end of his performance in Kabale. Ed and a group of Ugandan artists along with a whacky assortment of musicians and public health experts from Denver and New [...]

By |September 19th, 2016|GLI|0 Comments

22. Polè. Polè.

It is the first story that our charming Tanzanian guides Amadeus and Joelle tell us as we begin our five day ascent up Kilimanjaro.  Legend has it that a trekker wanted to know how much further to the top of the mountain.  After repeatedly inquiring, their guide finally replied "22"...  every time they asked. How [...]

By |June 15th, 2016|GLI|0 Comments

Ugandan Performance Metrics

Last year a group of extraordinary musicians from Colorado, New Orleans and Nashville came together for the First Annual Entusi Music Fest on Lake Bunyonyi in Southern Uganda. Performing with a cadre of talented and wild local musicians and rising stars on the East Africa music scene, over four thousand folks turned out and a [...]

By |October 30th, 2015|GLI|0 Comments

Game Changers!

This summer was a game changer. The people we met, the friendships we formed, the stories we made and the places we traveled once again changed the way that I think about the world.  I rafted on the Nile with a girl from Denver whose first trip on an airplane was to Uganda.  We had [...]

By |August 25th, 2015|GLI|0 Comments

An Update from Florence Ozor

Dear friends and family, Happy New Year to you and hope my mail meets you well. My gratitude for your support and love both for me and our girls cannot dwindle. I often look back to the memories with fondness. Thank you for your love. The situation in my country as you all may have [...]

By |January 24th, 2015|GLI|0 Comments

Emmanuel in a World of Change…

Emmanuel was born on Christmas Day.  And Emmanuel’s mom died on Christmas Day several hours later.  His first home is with the Sisters at the Lira Baby’s home in Northern Uganda. I met Emmanuel last week and he is an indescribably, incomprehensibly beautiful baby.  The life that awaits him is uncertain and for Emmanual nothing [...]

By |January 11th, 2014|GLI|0 Comments

A letter from Simon

Hey [GLI]! How have you been? I hope this message will find you well. I just completed my 1st semester of school yesterday, I have had a great experience in school and learned a lot in these four months. I like college and am glad you have made it happen for me. thank you so [...]

By |May 14th, 2012|GLI|0 Comments