The Lubuto Model

Lubuto’s core values reflect our understanding of education and participation in society as human rights.

We believe in

Integrity:  We strive to identify and meet the true needs of children, youth and communities.

Inclusion: Lubuto libraries are open to all children while focusing on the most disadvantaged.

Self-determination: We believe that children and communities are capable and resourceful and we empower them to create positive change in their own lives.

Innovation: We promote a new paradigm for children’s library services and community libraries

Partnership: We understand that we cannot achieve our vision alone.

Local ownership: Local ownership and stewardship is fundamental to sustainability and relevance to society.

Gender equality: We reach out to and integrate girls without excluding boys.

Participation: We believe that children and youth have the right to have their voices heard and participate in decision-making that affects their lives.

Balance: We value and respect local tradition while incorporating best technological advances.

Transparency: We scrupulously monitor our internal management and financial systems and communicate openly and honestly about our work.

Respect:  We respect the priorities of the host country, the local communities and cultures and the individuals we are serving.

Lubuto's Objectives

Build capacity among communities and educators

Ensure access to high quality educational, information and social services

Support holistic development and empowerment of children and youth

Advocate for children’s rights