Priscilla Sitienei might be the oldest primary-school pupil in the world.
Five years ago, the now-90-year-old midwife enrolled at Leaders Vision Preparatory School in Kenya’s Rift Valley.
Affectionately called “Gogo,” translated as “grandmother,” by her much younger classmates — some of whom she helped deliver — Sitienei told BBC News why she was determined to learn to read and write alongside six of her great-great-grandchildren.
"I’d like to be able to read the Bible; I also want to inspire children to get an education,” she said in her native Kalenjin. “Too many older children are not in school. They even have children themselves.”
When she encounters children who are not in school, she challenges them to rethink enrollment, using herself as an example.
"They tell me they are too old," she said. “I tell them, ‘Well I am at school and so should you.’
"I see children who are lost, children who are without fathers, just going round and round, hopeless. I want to inspire them to goRead More »from 90-year-old Kenyan woman attends primary school with her great-great-grandchildren