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.