Lubuto Library Project

WISH LIST: $100: 25 new books for children who might otherwise never see one; $500: a year's worth of art supplies to help talented street children become artists; $1000: shelving for a Lubuto library

Lubuto Library Project means so many things to so many children: experiencing innovative, motivational mentoring that teaches traditional values in local languages and changes the lives of thousands of street children and youth; learning to read in seven Zambian languages through a new project in which Zambian reading teachers create computer programs on the One Laptop Per Child XO laptops; exploring the visual arts in a program run by Zambian artists that turns many of its talented participants into successful professional artists; discovering great books in dramatic performances that raise self-confidence through self-expression. Creating and reflecting a rich culture of words, books, and the arts, Lubuto also continues to build its excellent, balanced library collections with the best in children's literature (for which it has been nominated several times for the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award). Reading, storytelling, and other related activities are carried out daily in beautiful, indigenously-styled libraries that reconnect disadvantaged youth with their culture, and reconnect the culture as a whole with its traditions. Luboto Library Project brings light and life to so many isolated children. You can be part of the vision.