A woman named Nawda Al-Qahtani, 110 years old, has begun her quest for knowledge in the Umwah province of southwest Saudi Arabia. She is participating in the Al-Rahwa Center’s effort to reduce illiteracy by going to school.
Only recently has Al-Qahtani begun his formal education. Over fifty additional pupils of varying ages are also eager to study the alphabet, reading, writing, and the verses of the Qur’an with her. She is clearly committed to her success because she does her homework every day.
Saudi woman is hopeful
It was difficult, Al-Qahtani told the local press, but it was long time. She hopes to improve the lot of those who, due to the remoteness of rural areas and communities, were unable to get an education.
The fact that Al-Qahtani is continuing her education is something her children are extremely proud of, and they hope it will inspire others to do the same. Mohammed, her 60-year-old son, goes with his mom every day at the center.
Al-Qahtani thanked the authorities of the Kingdom for their dedication to education and lauded the Al-Rahwa Center and the Ministry of Education for their work to end illiteracy in the country. She believes that additional public schools can be opened as a result of her experience.
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