As an education technology company we’re supporters of people who are keen to learn. Priscilla Sitienei ranks high up the list of people that we admire in terms of determination to obtain new knowledge.
And what makes Priscilla so special?
Well, what makes her very special is that she is 90 years old and attends primary school together with six of her great-great-grandchildren.
Priscilla lives in Kenya and is believed to be the oldest person in the world attending primary school and if I’m honest I can’t imagine many other people older than her heading off to to school every day.
She missed out on going to school when she was younger as she got married young, raised 10 children and then worked 65 years as a midwife.
Interestingly, her job as a midwife involved delivering some of her schoolmates who are now aged between 10 and 14.
She’s living proof though that you’re never too old to chase your dream and 5 years ago enrolled in the Leaders Vision Preparatory School.
She recently told the BBC:
“I also want to inspire children to get an education… Too many older children are not in school. They even have children themselves…. I see children who are lost, children who are without fathers, just going round and round, hopeless. I want to inspire them to go to school.”
You certainly are an inspiration Priscilla.
[Image of Priscilla via BBC]