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.