Children affected by AIDS
Girls account for 71% of new HIV infections in Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2016 Lubuto was awarded a DREAMS Innovation Challenge grant to help address the alarmingly high HIV infection rate among girls. Our solution uses public libraries as a platform to keep girls in secondary school and HIV/AIDS-free. Although the grant has now ended, the life-saving programs introduced remain active.
Lubuto’s HIV prevention strategy includes:
Sustainable scholarship support
Role model, peer-to-peer all-male, and family mentoring
Comprehensive and proactive health information and referral services
Family literacy programs
A platform for sexual and reproductive health programming and research
Together, these elements provide an avenue to staying in school, developing SRH and HIV prevention knowledge, re-shaping harmful gender norms, and inspiring adolescent girls and young women to develop ambitious dreams for their futures.
As the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child. During the first few months under the DREAMS grant, we have worked to build a strong and supportive community network in Lusaka so that we can work… Read more
Girls and young women in the sub-Saharan Africa account for 71% of new HIV infections among adolescents, Minister of Gender Victoria Kalima has said. In a speech read on her behalf by Director of Human Resource… Read more
Our two Lubuto Libraries in Lusaka continue to draw large numbers of children. The libraries complement the formal education system by providing high quality collections and programming to all… Read more