Juve both taught the children about student life in Malawi and learned about life and culture at Roxboro. The engaging and entertaining Juve, shared a slideshow of his homeland, stories of his culture, and fielded questions from the students such as, “Do you celebrate birthdays in Africa?”
Juve fostered a break in the day for cultural sharing and learning. His visit to Cleveland was Juve’s first time out of Africa, first time on a plane, and first time in our country.
For a man accustomed to eating two meals a day in his homeland, just one day at Roxboro brought him discussions over five lunches with our six different grades.
Taking it in stride, Juve was high-fiving as many students as he could and answering extra questions as time expired and kids filed out of the lunchroom.
Roxboro Elementary School was thankful to Juve for sharing, first- hand stories about daily life in Malawi. Juve looks forward to bringing his Roxboro experience back to students in Malawi.
For Juve, he believes that his travel to the United States proves the power of education and just how far, literally, it can take you.
“Do you celebrate birthdays in Africa?” Find out here in a Roxboro moment shared with Juve. (http://youtu.be/_WJP2ZZY9Qw)