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Thursday, January 25, 2018

90-year-old grandma begins primary school (PHOTOS)


A 90-year-old woman who has served her rural Kenyan village as a midwife for the past 65 years has returned to primary school along with six of her great-great-grandchildren.

Priscilla Sitienei, who hails from Eldoret, Uasin Gishu county, did not give up on education.

She chose to attend school simply because she had an eagerness to read the Bible and learn how to send an SMS on her phone, Tuko.co.ke states.

The relentless grandmother is enrolled at Vision preparatory and she is schoolmate with seven of her grandchildren.

Priscilla affectionately referred to as Gogo, which is the grandmother in Kalenjin, dedicated much of her life to raising her children and being a midwife.

She grew up under colonial rule and did not get the opportunity to go to school, so she took to education at her old age in a bid to empower herself.






Priscilla never shies away from learning and shares classes with children young enough to be her great-grandchildren.


Her attitude is admirable and proves to many in our society that it’s never too late to learn and accomplish your dreams, a teacher in her school said.

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