Wednesday, July 13, 2016

68-year-old grandfather finishing 10th grade

His twenty classmates call him Baa, which means father in Nepali, but his real name is Durga Kami, and he's a grandfather who is not sitting on the sidelines. When his wife died, he decided to work through his grief by returning to school and eventually becoming a teacher. He even got a scholarship to pay for his uniform and supplies.

                                                                                                                  Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters
Six days a week, he walks more than an hour from his one-room house in Syangja, Nepal, to Shree Kala Bhairab Higher Secondary School, where he's quick to participate in class and ask questions. He even plays volleyball with his school friends at lunchtime. He grew up poor and his family could not afford to keep him in school as a child. Now he plans to study and learn for the rest of his life, and he hopes his efforts will encourage others.

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