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The Institution

Luigi Giussani Institute of Higher Education (LGIHE) is an innovative learning space
responding to educational gaps through a human encounter that starts with the
discovery of one’s inherent dignity and gradually unlocking the human full potential in
the educational journey towards self-awareness.
In September 2013, Luigi Giussani Institute of Higher Education (LGIHE) obtained
accreditation as an institution of higher learning by the National Council of Higher
Education (NCHE)
LGIHE is also part of the Regional Education Learning Initiative (RELI Africa), a network of
over 70 organizations spread across East Africa (Uganda, Kenya & Tanzania) working
towards advancing equitable learning outcomes for children through shared learning.
RELI’s long-term goal is to empower its members to become effective and influential
organizations capable of influencing policies and practices towards improved
learning outcomes across the region. The three specific objectives of RELI revolve
around better coordination & alignment, increased member capacity and policy
influence for improved learning outcomes.
LGIHE is currently the Country Host Hub of RELI Uganda (a platform of 19 organisations),
coordinating and providing virtual and physical hosting of its related initiatives.

To be a leading institution of higher learning that has a transformative impact on society in Uganda and throughout Africa by improving the quality of education and professional development.

To create opportunities for professional and personal development starting with the dignity and infinite value of the person, developing one’s methods of personal engagement and the meaning of work, targeting teachers, students, parents and other professionals.

We are guided by a set of complementary values that are fundamental to the institute’s identity and provide the foundation for its practices

  • Respect of human dignity: The inherent and undeniable dignity of the human person is the basis of all our activities.
  • Education as a key to development: We view education as a human right, a key to social and individual transformation and development.
  • Authenticity in relationships: In all we do, we strive to build meaningful and sustainable human relationships.
  • Respect
  • Resilience
  • Self-awareness
  • Truthfulness
  • Responsibility
  • Openness
  • Wonder

Our Educational Journey

Our story commenced with a simple dialogue among 5 friends in Uganda; their discussion mainly revolved around educational challenges faced in Uganda and possible ways on how to tackle them.

This paved way for professional development trainings that were conducted informally (2002). In January 2009, Luigi Giussani Institute of Higher Education (LGIHE) became a fully registered Social Enterprise.

In September 2013, Luigi Giussani Institute of Higher Education (LGIHE) obtained accreditation as an institution of higher learning from the National Council of Higher Education (NCHE)

Why we are different

Our educational approach is informed by innovative research that addresses
educational setbacks at grassroot level, through continual accompaniment of the
educator. This in turn ignites dynamic change in the learner thus rendering her a
protagonist of her own life and that of her environment.