Bringing enlightenment and hope to Africa's children
Fighting early marriage with tech skills
Last year, Lubuto was awarded a grant from ViiV Healthcare’s Positive Action for Girls and Women to prevent early marriages by developing a Makerspace at the Mumuni Library. The Makerspace and its programs give… Read more
Lubuto awarded ViiV "Communities for Change" grant
Zambia has one of the highest rates of child marriage in Africa, with 31% of girls under the age of 18 already married and a median first marriage age of 18 for women generally. Early marriage and early pregnancy… Read more
Staying in school
In July 2016 Lubuto was awarded a DREAMS Innovation Challenge grant of nearly $800,000, funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by JSI, to support our two-year project focused on keeping… Read more
Lubuto's DREAMS kickoff celebration
We celebrated the new Lubuto DREAMS program on February 22nd with a kickoff event at Ngwerere Library in Lusaka. Several hundred children and parents came to learn about our exciting new programs… Read more
"Our time is now or never"
"Every adolescent girl has the power to transform the world around her, to create a new and better world for herself and others. It’s inherent in her, it is who she is, it is her nature. It’s time the world empowered us… Read more
"The adolescent girl child vision project by the year 2030"
“Adolescence is a period of active growth and development-physical, sexual, social and emotional. It is a stage in which most adolescents are brutally abused. In recent years Zambia has recorded… Read more
"Dear policy makers"
“In my view ‘The Power of the Adolescent Girl Vision 2030’ is an important pronouncement, but for us to attain that, there’s need to protect adolescent girls. As we are growing up we face a lot of difficulties, not only… Read more
"Girl children are not doormats, but future leaders of tomorrow"
“‘The question is not who is going to listen to me but who am I going to talk to?’ The Zambia that we have today encourages male economic dominance, hence making women subordinate to men, but is that what we… Read more
Building community support and making girls' DREAMS come true
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
Lubuto's DREAMS mentoring program field trip
When the DREAMS bus first pulled up in front of the Lubuto Library at Ngwerere, girls could not contain their excitement. Everyone wanted a chance to pose in front of it and have their photo taken… Read more
Lubuto receives DREAMS Innovation Challenge grant
Public libraries are a platform for linking high-risk girls to the information and services that that empower them to develop life skills, avoid HIV infection and stay in school. This is the promise of Lubuto's new project… Read more