Opening Celebration

The opening celebration for the first Lubuto library was held on September 21, 2007 at the Fountain of Hope in Lusaka. Invited guests included His Excellency the First President of the Republic of Zambia , Dr. Kenneth David Kaunda, members of the diplomatic corps, government officials and friends of Lubuto Library Partners. The guests and the more than 200 street kids in attendance enjoyed a reading of the book Caps for Sale by President Kaunda, which was simultaneously performed by the street kids of Barefeet Theatre.

The ceremony also included a performance by storyteller Leonard Mpundu, speeches by President Kaunda and Lubuto President Jane Meyers and letters of congratulations from U.S. First Lady Laura Bush and the UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa,  Elizabeth Mataka.