Thursday, 16 June 2016

Dreams has no numbers. A grandfather aged 68 started school again.


Never too old to learn: Poverty prevented Durga Kami from finishing his studies as a child. Now 68, he goes to school six days a week to complete his studies.

68-year old Durga Kami said he was unable to go to school as a child because his family was too poor.

When his wife died 15 years ago, he decided to do something about that, and enrolled in the local school, to combat his loneliness. Today, this father of six children and grandfather of eight is one of the oldest students in ‪#‎Nepal‬.


When Durga Kami was a child, he wanted to become a teacher.

Today, Kami, a 68-year-old father of six children and grandfather of eight, goes to school six days a week — but as a student in 10th grade at a local high school in Nepal.

Kami said he was unable to go to school as a child because his family was too poor. When his wife died 15 years ago, he decided to do something about that, and enrolled in the local school, to combat his loneliness. With his grown-up children having long ago left home, he lives alone in a one-room house in a hilltop village in Syangja, a district about 150 miles from Kathmandu, the country’s capital.

“To forget my sorrows I go to school,” Kami said in an interview with Reuters. Despite his age, Kami said he will continue to study until he dies, and hopes his story encourages others to ignore age barriers. “If they see an old person with white beard like me studying in school they might get motivated as well,” he said.

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