However, for Maureen Ngoma, that has become the start of a new dream. She wants to get an education and she has started it by enrolling into primary school.
The aged grandma recently joined the Senga Lumbwe Basic School in Lusaka Zambia under adult literacy as a grade 8 pupil.
“I want to work in a big office and give my service to the people when I finish school,” she said.
Local reports indicate that Maureen aspires to join the Zambia Army. She is also exploring the possibility of joining politics and vying for the Lusaka Central Parliamentary seat. This she will do once she finishes her education.
When reporters asked what inspires her, the mother of nine said independent women who work in respectable offices. She had very minimal formal education, and this stood in her way of being like them.
This is the reason she went back to where she went off-track and start again.
Maureen’s educational journey came to a halt 45 years ago when she dropped out of school aged 17. Apparently, she got married.
In a picture shared online, Maureen is seen in the company of her grandchildren, who were escorting her to school.
Maureen follows in the footsteps of the late Kimani Ng’ang’a Maruge, who entered into the Guinness World Records for enrolling into primary school aged 84.
The Kenyan octogenarian gained international recognition for his bold move. Hollywood even produced a movie under his name christened The First Grader.
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