This week, youth from our two Lubuto Libraries graduated from the mentoring program. They had gone through 12 lessons designed by Dr. Lawrence Mukuka, a Zambian Sociologist, and delivered by trained library staff. The lessons are designed to impart values and empower marginalized youth. This girl, Chimwemwe, was accompanied by her grandmother, who expressed gratitude to Lubuto. She said Chimwemwe has become a good student in class and relates better with her family at home. The grandmother is the primary caregiver in the family and see’s Lubuto’s efforts as helping her and Chimwemwe cope with very difficult realities. For Chimwemwe and her friends, this was a very joyful occasion. One of the few places in life where they are recognized for an accomplishment.