US govt commits $1.16 million for development of education infrastructure in Zambia


The United States government has committed US$1.16 million for education infrastructure in Zambia.

The $1.16 million, according to a statement issued in Lusaka on Friday, would facilitate expansion of the Lubuto Model Library for youths and establishment of a center for training and administration.

The statement indicated that the initiative aimed to train Zambians in library science and offer professionally-guided library services for young people.

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“The Lubuto Model Library is equipped with a reading room, early childhood education center, technology hub, and teen center in addition to the training and administration building,” the statement read.

US Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, Linnisa Wahid, acknowledged the significance of the library to the Garden City Community, drawing on her own experience as a child who benefited from the Washington D.C. library, emphasizing that it served as a place of hope for the future.

“This library and associated training center will support the training of Zambians in all aspects of children’s library services and represents a critical next step in our partnership to ensure Zambians have access to the valuable services libraries provide to help develop future leaders who can participate more fully in their communities,” Wahid said.

The U.S. government had partnered with Lubuto Library Partners since 2014 to improve access to educational resources and construct libraries modeled after American libraries.

The funds were committed by U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) program.

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