In India, a 92-year-old great-grandmother fulfilled a lifelong dream of learning to read and write after going to school for the first time.
This was reported by the Times of India.
Salima Khan was born in 1931 and married at the age of 14. A woman from Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh said there were no schools in her village when she was a girl.
Six months ago, she began studying with students 80 years younger than her, and she was accompanied to class by her grandson's wife.
Her story comes after a video of herself counting from one to 100 went viral on social media.
"My grandchildren tricked me into giving them extra money because I didn't know how to count banknotes. Those days are gone," she commented.
"Her story reinforces the belief that the quest for knowledge is not limited to age," said local education specialist Lakshmi Pandey. According to her, volunteers from the state education initiative identified Khan as a potential student and advised her to go to school.
The school's principal, Pratibha Sharma, said teachers were initially "hesitant" about teaching but were won over by her passion for learning.
"We didn't have the heart to say no to her," Sharma said.
Since she started school, 25 women from her village have also started literacy courses, including her two daughters-in-law.
Recall that in the United States, a man lived in a car for 8 years. He told how it affected his financial condition.