Navesh Chitrakar / Reuters Durga Kami, 68, is studying in the tenth grade at Shree Kala Bhairab Higher Secondary School in Syangja, Nepal, June 6, 2016.
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Navesh Chitrakar / Reuters An English notebook belonging to Durga Kami.
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Navesh Chitrakar / Reuters Durga Kami in his one-room house in Syangja, Nepal.

Old School in Nepal

After the passing of his wife, Durga Kami, 68, enrolled in the tenth grade at Shree Kala Bhairab Higher Secondary School in Syangja, Nepal. “To forget my sorrows I go to school,” the grandfather of eight told Reuters. Although he had raised six children of his own, money had always been too tight for him to finish his education. Now, every morning, after a quick comb of his beard and a humble meal of gundruk—rice with pickled vegetables—he makes the one-hour journey to Shree Kala Bhairab in the sentimental company of his walking stick.

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