Lubasi Home is located in Livingstone, Zambia. Lubasi means family in Silozi.
Lubasi Home provides residential care for orphans and vulnerable children who have no family to look after them. Most of them have been orphaned as a result of the AIDS pandemic, which affects about 30% of adults in Livingstone.
Lubasi admits children aged 5 to 10 years old and aims to care for them until they are able to sustain themselves or are taken into families. The Department of Social Welfare with the help of community organisations selects the children. The only condition for admission is need of care.
The Catholic Church provides management for the Home through the Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit. In 2010 the trusteeship was handed over to the Diocese of Livingstone to provide future continuity. The Board of Management includes community members as well as representatives of the Diocese.
The trust employs ‘mothers’ to care for the children. They work on day and night shifts and try to develop a home atmosphere, encouraging the children to take part in chores and helping with homework and remedial teaching. The Trust also employs cooks, gardeners and security guards.