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68 Years Old Nepali Educate Himself

Durga Kami Nepal

68 year old Durga Kami who lives in Phedikhola, Nepal treks for over an hour to school to complete his tenth grade. As a child, poverty stopped him from studying. Being a dalit subjected him to lower caste stigma, but he is determined to make up for lost time. His dream before dying is to teach and uplift the dalits. Kami is a father of eight, grandfather of six and widower for 15 years. Education also helps him escape loneliness. Nepal has a new pillar of inspiration as kami leaves no stone unturned.