Feature - Grandmothers' School
Cristina Garcia Rodero
If there are any doubts that it’s never too late to learn, just look to the the Aajibaichi Shala, or Grandmothers’ School in India, where around 30 women between the ages of 50 and 90 are learning to read and write for the first time in their lives. The school, which opened in 2016 on International Women’s Day, is a tiny shack festively decorated with flowers and streamers located in Maharashtra, about an hour’s drive from Mumbai.
The women (mostly grandmothers and widows), wearing school uniforms of identical, vibrantly pink saris, meet six days a week for two hours each afternoon between 2:00...