International Programs

Empowering students around the globe

HOBY’s global community of youth and volunteers are making a difference around the world.

Today, HOBY programs are empowering young people to be a positive force in their communities in Canada, China, Iraq, South Korea, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Students throughout Africa will soon have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills after launching a pilot program in Togo in 2015. To learn more about our global partners, visit the Global HOBY page.

Every year over 400 students come together from around the world at HOBY’s World Leadership Congress. Throughout the week-long program students share ideas, develop their leadership skills and determine how they can make a positive difference in their community, going home with their goals for the future firmly in place.


International Spotlight: HOBY Uganda

HOBY Uganda launched in January 2018 with their first Leadership Seminar at Makerere University in Kampala.

78 students from throughout Uganda participated in this inaugural event which was developed and coordinated by HOBY’s partner is East Africa, CEMM Group.

Empowerment was a key ideal of this very first program with a variety of speakers who inspired Ambassadors to take an active role in their community and the future of Uganda.

Featured speakers and guests included notable leaders from throughout Uganda:

  • Mr. Livingstone Kyambadde – (former) Professional Football Player, Motivational Speaker
  • Mr. Charles Ocici – Executive Director, Enterprise Uganda
  • Mr. Dickson Mushabe – CEO, Hostalite
  • Mr. Japheth Kawanguzi – Team Leader, Innovation Village
  • Mrs. Eunice Adubango – Director, Eunie’s Kitchen & Talitha
  • Mrs. Manuela Mulondo – YALI Fellow, Founder and Director, Little Steps
  • Mr. Francis Gimara – President, Uganda Law Society
  • Mrs. Jacky Opondo - Independent Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker
  • Mr. Ronnie Habasa – Radio Presenter, 104. Power FM
  • Mr. Joel Senyonyi – News Anchor & Talk Show Host, NTV

Ambassadors also participated in a Leadership in Action Service project and cleaned portions of the Makerere University campus at the conclusion of three days of commencement activities.

With HOBY’s partner, CEMM, we will continue to develop more programs in Africa. For more information or to get involved, contact Cheryl Brenn, Chief International Programs Officer at




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