Core values

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


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

Gender Equality

We reach out to and integrate girls without excluding boys.                                                                  


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


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


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


We value and respect local tradition while incorporating best technological advance.


We promote a new paradigm for children’s library services and public libraries.


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


We understand that we cannot achieve our vision alone.


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

Local ownership

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