100 Faces of Hope/ 6: Doña Diega

I wish I could find the words to express how much inspiration Doña Diega’s dedication to learning gives me. In two weeks she will be 77 and she is the top student in her group of five studying for the 6th grade diploma. Her teacher Rosenda says that each day Doña Diega comes in to Education and Hope eager to study, hoping for class no matter what aches and pains might be weighing her down. As I stood in the kitchen composing this post, the señoras all stood around me, unable to read what I was writing in English but all expressing the same sentiment: that Doña Diega is an absolute inspiration, a role model for us all. She is living proof that there is no age limit when it comes to improving your life. You’re never too old to learn something new! Gracias por inspirarnos Doña Diega❤️ #togetherwerise #resilience #adultliteracy