A classroom in Cameroon
A classroom in Cameroon by Peace Corps is licensed under CC-CC0 1.0

A 92-year-old, Indian great-grandmother has learned to read and write after going to school for the first time, inspiring others to join her, media and officials said Wednesday.

Salima Khan, born in about 1931 and married at 14 — two years before the end of British colonial rule in India — had a lifelong dream of being able to read and write.

Khan, from Bulandshahr in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, said there were no schools in her village when she was a girl.

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