Nepal: Age No Bar For Learning
Seventy-year-old Nandakala Singh, who receives WFP School Meals, proves that age is just a number when one has the heart to learn.
Nandakala Singh, 70 years old, studies in grade three at Sri Balkalyan Primary school in Ruma village on a hilly district of Dailekh in Mid-western Nepal.
She gets 'Haluwa' – a freshly cooked porridge given to children as a mid-day meal under WFP’s School Meals Programme. She also gets to take home two liters of oil every month under the Girls’ Incentive Programme.
“I am very happy. Besides learning to read and write, I also get food and oil for attending the class,” shares Nandakala, who lives with her 12-year-old grandson in a small hut made of straw and mud.