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Review for Lubuto Library Partners, Washington, DC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I'm so proud to be a Board member of the Lubuto Library Project. A lot of organizations work in Africa, but Lubuto is different. Lubuto is all about giving children the keys to their own future. In Zambia, elementary education isn't universal and charges fees after a certain age, so thousands of children who could otherwise continue to learn and thrive just can't go to school. Lubuto provides them a warm, welcoming place to continue to learn, grow, and be safe. The libraries themselves look like indigenous buildings; the staff are locals, some of them formerly homeless youth themselves; and the programs are full of bright, eager, beautiful children who don't have anywhere else to get these kind of opportunities. Through books, literacy, art and drama, the Lubuto libraries are building up the youth of Zambia (and hopefully other nations soon) to provide a better future for their community and nation.

Role:  Board Member