Category Archives: Thomas Mukonde

Learning About Biodiversity and Other Big Questions of Life at The Library

Library users at Ngwerere Lubuto Library have been using Wikipedia for Schools and the World Book Encylopedia (digital) for over a month now. I’ve spent some time at the library observing the use of these e-resources and interacting with users. … 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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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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Goodbye Tata Madiba

Today marks the end of seven days national mourning declared for Nelson Mandela in Zambia. Over the past week, Lubuto Libraries have been places where children came to reflect on what Mandela meant to them. This was achieved through reading, … Continue reading

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Countering Child Abuse: Carol’s Case

Our libraries are more than places where you find an excellent collection of books. They are also places where children can come to find a way to express themselves in our different programs. Some children come to the library because … Continue reading

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Reading “The Three Little Pigs” in Soweto Market

One of the activities that we do at Lubuto is connect with children living and working on the streets. This week, I joined our outreach team from FOHLL at Lusaka’s Soweto Market and read The Three Little Pigs with children … Continue reading

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Lubuto Is Helping Vulnerable Children Realize Their Rights

Our two Lubuto Libraries in Lusaka continue to draw large numbers of children. The libraries complement the formal education system by providing high quality collections and programming to all children, especially vulnerable children. Class sizes in Zambian primary schools are … Continue reading

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