Guadalupe Palacios, a 96-year-old Mexican woman, made her dream come true this week when she entered high school.
Guadalupe grew up in poverty in an indigenous village. She learned to write only four years ago.
“I feel ready to give everything, today is a wonderful day,” said the new high school girl, dressed in school uniform – a black skirt and a white polo shirt – to which she added her personal touch: a pink sweater with pearls.
Monday was his first day of school in a poor state school of Chiapas in southern Mexico.
“Doña Lupita”, as she is affectionately nicknamed, was greeted with an ovation in the Tuxla Gutiérrez No. 2 school, state capital.
Once seated at her desk, she scrupulously took notes from the chemistry and mathematics classes, and even took part in the regional dance class.
In 2015 she entered primary school and followed the accelerated program.
Guadalupe grew up in poverty in an indigenous village, and spent her childhood helping her family grow corn and beans instead of going to school.
After becoming a chicken seller in the markets, she married twice and had six children.
In 2015 she entered primary school and followed the accelerated program. Her dream is to finish high school before she turns 100 and become a kindergarten teacher.