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Kibiriti Majuto is a graduate of Charlottesville High school and attends Piedmont Virginia Community College. As a refugee, Kibiriti’s life journey has taken him from his homeland of the Congo DRC to Charlottesville, Virginia via Burundi, Tanzania, Mozambique and South Africa. He has overcome many challenges to reach English language proficiency. His story was highlighted in the Atlantic magazine article, “The Refugee Who Became President.” Kibiriti describes himself as an activist, a pioneer, a pacifist and an outside-the-box guy. He was an active member of Amnesty International and President of the CHS chapter of Amnesty. He has attended 2 regional conferences and has lobbied for Refugee/Immigrant rights both at the state level and the federal level.
Kibiriti co-coordinated a Charlottesville “We Are The Line” event for three years. He was a National League of Cities Charlottesville Youth Delegate for three years both in Washington, D.C and Austin, TX. He was a member of the Charlottesville Youth Council for four years where he worked at raising awareness for issues that are important to the youth of Charlottesville. He was one of only 7 high school students who traveled to Richmond with the Young Invincibles organization, lobbying to lower the cost of higher education. He was nominated to attend a Hugh O’Brian Youth (or HOBY) Leadership Foundation conference which requires a commitment of 100 hours of community service. He is an alumnus of Virginia Boys State where he learned about the function of state government.
Kibiriti was a member of the Student Advisory Council for the Tom Tom Youth Summit for two years. He attended the UVA Curry School YOUTH-NEX Conference: “Youth of Color Matter” and was chosen to serve on a student panel to speak to VA Governor McAuliffe on the topic of reforming VA schools. He believes in the power of youth activism.