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Friday, February 27, 2015

#Movie Mom - The First Grader #MFRWorg #RLFblog #education



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A 2010 biographical  film, based on the true story of Kimani Maruge, a Kenyan man who enrolled in first grade at age 84 after the Kenyan government announced free elementary education in 2003.

My thoughts: I know very little about war in the 50's in Kenya. So setting this aside, I thought it important to concentrate on the determination of Mr. Maruge to get an education. His persistence was amazing and eventually gained support of the principal. The children were a treasure. There are some very scenic shots. 

Overall, Mr. Maruge had a profound story to tell. He holds the Guinness World Record for being the oldest person to start primary school. He eventually went on to address the United Nations on the importance of free primary education.

Probably not a superstar film, but an inspiring one of worthy note for the subject and what he achieved. 

FMI on The First Grader: Wikipedia

FMI on Kimani Maruge: Wikipedia

4 comments:

Angela Adams said...

A reminder on the importance of education. Thanks for the post!

vicki batman said...

Hi, Angela! Yes, and a reminder that we in the US take it for granted.

florence cronin said...

Vicki,to say that is is never too late is almost an under statement here.

Reminds me of the man who published his first book at the age of 96.

Persistence does win out in the end :)

vicki batman said...

Hi, Florence! I agree. He was persistent.

There was another author, Helen Hooven Santameyer who pubbed a book in her nineties. P. D. James' last book was pubbed when she was in her nineties.

Age is a state?

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