Category Archives: Contributors

Meet Thomas Mukonde

A video to introduce our Library Services Advisor, Thomas Mukonde. Thomas, based in Lusaka, Zambia, needs funds to earn a Masters in Library Science at the University of Illinois. Lubuto believes that supporting his professional education is the key to … Continue reading

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Who Saved the Prince

Last Saturday, at Ngwerere Library, LubutoDrama members performed a play inspired by Umba Soko’s Who Saved The Prince in which a group of village elders save a prince from a big snake. There was a large audience of young people who enjoyed the … Continue reading

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A Leader for African Libraries

Lubuto has begun a campaign on Indiegogo to support our Library Services Advisor, Thomas Mukonde, earn his Masters in Library Science at the University of Illinois. Building local ownership and professional capacity is central to Lubuto, and crucial to improving a … Continue reading

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Youth Day at Fountain of Hope

Our new Regional Director, Lieke Berghauser Pont, reflects on the recent Youth Day Celebrations at Fountain of Hope. On Wednesday March 12th, Youth Day was celebrated at the Lubuto Library at Fountain of Hope. I was asked to represent LLP … Continue reading

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“Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters” performance at NLL

Lubuto library users just performed a play they have been rehearsing for 6 weeks. Today’s play was based on the popular picture book, Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters. Inspired, some in the audience went into the Reading Room afterwards and started reading … Continue reading

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Graduation from LubutoMentoring at NLL

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 … Continue reading

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Lubuto Libraries Serving Out of School Children and Youth

The Government of Zambia recently announced the Grade 9 examination results. Zambia’s education system remains a cut-off point system, meaning students have to achieve a certain score in nation-wide exams at Grade 7 and Grade 9 to progress to Grade … Continue reading

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