With loving support and a lot of determination, she also aced the exam.
It’s often easy to give up on long-held dreams, but a centenarian from Kerala — a state in India that was home to a number of prominent Indian saints — has demonstrated that you’re never too old to fulfill your dreams … especially when you’ve got family supporting you.
In a video by the BBC, Kuttiyamm, who’s 104-years-old, explained that she had always wanted to learn, and to even become a teacher. But household chores, marriage at 16, and feeding cattle kept her at home and away from her studies.
Finally, one year ago, the elderly grandmother started to learn to read and write thanks to her grandchildren. In fact, she explains that by watching her grandchildren study she was inspired to return to her childhood dream.
Incredibly, after one year she was able to complete an official test that measures literacy and scored an impressive 89 out of 100.