Thursday, May 27, 2010

MA XIUXIAN - 102 YEAR OLD STUDENT

The 102-year old Chinese woman, from Jinan, Shandong province, began working at a cotton mill, at the age of 13, and married when she was only 18. She gave birth to nine children, seven of which attended universities. Her children remember Ma Xiuxian and her husband made great sacrifices, in order to support their studies, but never got the chance to fulfill her own dream, of going to school, for the first time.

On March 31, Ma Xiuxian was invited to the Weishan Road Elementary School, to attend her first class. Equipped with a schoolbag and a large magnifying glass (for reading), Ma entered the class in the applause of her primary school classmates. The 102-year-old student commented she was very proud to be able to go to school, and that she will study hard to bring her contribution to the motherland.
































































12 comments:

Jay said...

cant believe my eyes......
she's 102......she is lucky....

Nona said...

You are always young to learn new things!

Renu said...

This is the spirit..to learn.

Ria said...

gosh this is surprising!!

BK Chowla, said...

A lot can be learnt from such unique examples.

欣怡 said...

「不可能」這個字詞,在聰明人的字典中是找不到的。.............................................

Trotter said...

Hi Babli! What an incredible story!! 102? Lovely post!!

Blogtrotter Two has a sunset cruise for you! Enjoy the cocktails and the views and have a great weekend!!

Tomz said...

Best wishes..grandma..

humanobserver said...

Nona is right :)

Rajesh said...

Wonderful. Age should not hinder spirit of learning.

Indrani said...

Very inspiring.

Jeevan said...

My greater applauds to her! nice to know there are children want to fulfill their parents dream and realizing there sacrifice. Her age is nothing when she has the ability and spirit to enjoy studies. Hats off to her!!