69-Year-Old Nepali Man Walks 3 Hours A Day To Finish High School

His classmates are young enough to be his grandchildren.

22/09/2016 6:10 PM AEST | Updated 22/09/2016 6:10 PM AEST

Meet one of the world’s oldest high school students: 69-year-old Durga Kami of Nepal.

Great Big Story caught up with Kami as he went through a typical day in the 10th grade, which is anything but typical when your classmates are young enough to be your grandchildren.   

“I used to think, ‘Why is this old man coming to school to study with us?’ But as time passed I enjoyed his company,” Sagar Thapa, a 14-year-old classmate, told HuffPost India earlier this year. “He is a little weak in studies compared to us but we help him out with that.”

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Durga Kami answers a question from his teacher at Shree Kala Bhairab Higher Secondary School in Syangja, Nepal.

Kami, who walks three hours each day to complete an education he wasn’t able to receive decades ago, said he would like to become a teacher. 

Learn more in the clip above.

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