The Lubuto project is creating libraries of quality to serve Africa's street kids and other vulnerable children. They provide an opening onto the world, education, hope, and the simple pleasure of books to children who are alone in the world. The goal is to give the burgeoning numbers of street children the opportunity for non-formal education, improving literacy, language skills, general knowledge and participation in society.
Lubuto library buildings are designed to give homeless children profound and rich spaces, a ‘home’ to read and learn in. The libraries are havens from a harsh life, where children can just be children, and where books can allow them to dream and envision a better future.
Giving vulnerable children the opportunity to learn to read and to learn, even if they are excluded from formal schooling, will help them to go in positive directions with their lives, knowing that society is providing a place for them and cares about their welfare.
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