Lubuto Libraries' approach recognizes that all children have the right and need to become educated, fulfilled and productive members and leaders of their communities. Lubuto Libraries address these needs by providing high-quality library resources and services: comprehensive collections of books and digital media, enriching programs and links to social services.
A holistic range of programming focuses on areas including health, education, psychosocial support, arts and culture and technology, with a particular emphasis placed on programming that responds to the needs of the most vulnerable children in society. For instance, LubutoLiteracy, a computer-based early grade reading program offered in seven Zambian languages, provides children who are out-of-school with the opportunity to develop foundational literacy skills in their mother tongue. Lubuto's Zambian Sign Language Storytime program supports deaf children in the acquisition of Zambian Sign Language.
Lubuto's flexible approach to programming is developed in response to the needs, priorities, and interests of the communities served and sustained through local partnerships.