Education is key.
A statement that rings true for this 69-year-old Nepalese man, who walks three hours a day to attend high school. An occurrence he was denied years ago.
Why? Well, Durge Kami is determined to become a teacher.
This tenth grader’s routine is, “I wake up, cook, eat and go to school.” And to get there, he travels almost 90 minutes, each way, on foot with a walking stick.
“(Kami) was born into a poor family and lived too far away from school to receive a formal education as a child,” according to the Great Big Story YouTube video caption.
“But that hasn’t stopped him from finishing school now. He’s the oldest student in his school and his classmates affectionately call him Bajee, or ‘grandpa’ in Nepali,” it added.
Bajee’s favorite subjects include social studies and population. Saying in the video, “I like that.”
In response to his class seat, Sagar Thapa, a 14-year-old school chum said, “I used to think, ‘Why is this old man coming to school to study with us?’ But as time passed I enjoyed his company.”
“He is a little weak in studies compared to us but we help him out with that,” she
told HuffPost India earlier this year.
Awww, we love that.
Best of all, this wonderful story of hope and purpose is inspiring.