“You’re Never Too Old to Have a Happy Childhood”

Sitting at a desk alongside two of his grandchildren, Kimani Maruge first attended school in 2004 at the age of 84.

In this article from Positive.News featuring ballet dancers, athletes, artist, and students, we meet up with seven older people living well and with the passion of exploring;  and showing us all that it may never be too late to do so. 

Sitting at a desk alongside two of his grandchildren, Kimani Maruge first attended school in 2004 at the age of 84. He was taking advantage of a decision by the Kenyan government to introduce free primary schooling. In 2005, Maruge boarded a plane for the first time and travelled to New York to address the UN World Summit on the importance of free education. Maruge died in 2009, but older people in Africa have been going to school ever since.

 

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