Ajibainchi Shala: A School Just For Grandmothers

With a backpack on, a 60-year-old woman is off to school.

Are you too old for education? This question pops up in the heads of the people in many Indian villages and specifically in the minds of women residing in rural areas. People deprived of education earlier, think that the age for education is limited, and they have probably crossed it. Well, now is the time to overcome all such narrow-mindedness and start educating people who have crossed their so-called ‘age of education’.

In one of the villages of India, a very surprising yet praiseworthy initiative has been taken for the same.The village is known as Fangane located in Thane Maharashtra. Women here possess a different perception towards education.The village has an old age school which is educating the grannies of the village. This school is breaking the age barrier in the path of education.

It’s a delight to watch all enthusiastic ladies in their 80s and 90s, wearing pink sarees and carrying bags on their shoulders, walking towards the school. Bravo to their efforts! Their never-ending zeal is no doubt an inspiration for many.