Kasonde Mukonde: Country Director

Kasonde began work with Lubuto in November 2013, first joining our Zambia Office as our Library Services Advisor. Kasonde is a native of the town of Kitwe, in Zambia’s Copperbelt region where he attended both public and private schools before continuing on to boarding school in the southern part of Zambia. Kasonde then studied under scholarships in the U.K. and the United States, where he graduated with a B.A. in History from Georgetown University. Kasonde first learned about Lubuto while at Georgetown in 2010, after attending a talk by one of our Advisory Board Members, Mulenga Kapwepwe. After teaching for a year at a private school in Washington D.C., Kasonde decided to return home to Zambia and give back to his community, where he then began work at a primary school that his family runs in Kitwe. Lubuto approached Kasonde with the idea that libraries would be the best means of pursuing his interest in social equity and education, and he recently received a Master's of Library Science degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.