At 75, Kai Wei became China’s oldest elementary school graduate in 2019. As a kid, he always had a burning desire to go to school. Unfortunately, he had to start working at a very young age to support his family.
To prevent repeating the same mistakes, Kai enrolled his grandson into elementary school. It was then Kai realized it was his chance to go together to finally achieve his lifelong dream of a school education.
“My friends and teachers are younger than me, but learning from them satisfies my soul.”
“Although sometimes I get teased for attending the same school as my grandson.”
“And the journey to school is so long it takes us 3 hours to get there as the shortest route requires me to climb uphill and downhill.”
“The hard part comes when we cross fast-flowing rivers, so I carry my grandson through dangerous paths as he’s too young and small.” – Kai