Lubasi Home supports orphans and vulnerable children with love, holistic care, education, and skills development while preparing them for family-based care.
Committed to the well-being of every child
Welcome to Lubasi Home for Orphans and Vulnerable Children, a haven of hope and love in Livingstone, Zambia. Founded by a passionate educator, Mr. A.A.C Ranjan, our institution was born from a vision to not only provide education but also holistic care for vulnerable children.
We offer care and protection to vulnerable, abandoned, neglected, and orphaned children and reintegrate them back into loving families through foster care and adoption.
We're located in Livingston, Zambia
Livingstone is a town in Zambia, located on the Zambezi River. It is a popular tourist destination, known for its proximity to the Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities in Livingstone, including bungee jumping, white-water rafting, and game drives. The town also has a number of historical sites, including the David Livingstone Memorial and the Livingstone Museum.
Lubasi is currently supporting...
Today, Lubasi Home cares for 42 children within the home, coming from many different districts of Zambia.
Lubasi Home cares for children until they sustain themselves or are reunited or integrated into families.
Note: We're currently transitioning our model to support family-based care. Us transitioning our model will reduce the dependency on institutionalization so that we can help and impact more children from within their families.
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To create a future where every orphan and vulnerable child experiences the warmth of love, the stability of a nurturing home, and limitless opportunities to grow and flourish.
We provide love and care to orphans and vulnerable children through family-based care and give hope through education and skills training so that they may thrive into adulthood.
We also want to prevent separation by sustaining and empowering families economically and providing skills to better care for their children.
Founded in Livingstone, the Tourist Capital of Zambia, Lubasi Home for Orphans and Vulnerable Children was born out of the vision of the Founder, Mr. Anthony Ranjan, who at that time was involved in community schools (Mwandi, Linda, and Libuyu.) with the provision of education to vulnerable children.
Tragedy struck during one of Mr. Ranjan's school sessions, where one child collapsed and died due to hunger. This incident was a turning point in the life of Mr. Ranjan, who not only thought of providing education for vulnerable children but also holistically providing them with care and love. Thus, Lubasi Home for Orphans and Vulnerable Children was born.
Mr. Ranjan carried out his vision with the support of the then Provincial Social Welfare Officer, Mr. Walumba, under the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services by supplying the dilapidated building at Maramba Place of Safety.
The Diocese of Livingstone appreciated their effort in helping vulnerable children, so they aided by easing the provision of full-time personnel and supported the Home to grow. To start the rehabilitation of the building, the late Mr. M.C. Patel supplied the first financial aid.
Our Board of Trustees was formed in October 2001 and comprised compassionate individuals such as Mrs. Whitehead, Mr. Elias Mutale, Sr. Emmanuela, Br. Murphy and Fr. Omir united in their shared vision of hope.
Renovation of our Home started on December 6th, 2001, and in February 2002, we celebrated the completion of our boundary wall as a symbol of safety for vulnerable children.
Finally, on March 28th, 2003, our Home opened its doors, embraced by Mrs. Maureen Mwanawasa, the former first lady.
The death of a child due to hunger during a community school session highlighted the issue of vulnerable children lacking proper care and support.
Mr. Ranjan knew he had to do more than educate these children. They needed more than textbooks and classrooms; they needed care, love, and a place to call home.
We are committed to nurturing each child's physical, emotional, and intellectual development, empowering them to embrace their potential and become confident, responsible individuals.
Through a family-based care approach, we strive to create a loving and safe environment that fosters resilience, independence, and a sense of belonging, enabling these children to thrive in their communities and contribute positively to society.
Over the past 20 years, more than 1,000 children have passed through Lubasi Home. Some have joined secondary schools, universities, or vocational institutions. Most, if not all, have found their place in the broader community, taken up a trade, started a craft, and have found empowerment through their improved self-identity.
To safeguard the lives of children and restore their dignity, especially the orphans, vulnerable, and isolated children. While doing the following:
- Reuniting children with biological parents when possible
- Placing children with next of kin
- Recruiting and preparing foster parents
Lubasi Home is making an impact in our community and beyond
Studies show that children thrive in families. Our dream is to be able to impact and transform the lives of more children by serving them from their homes and families rather than having them live at the home.
Advisor and Board Secretary
Finance and Administrative Officer
Mother In Charge