The First Grader Is Based On A True Story Of An Inspirational Older Man Named Kimant Ng Ang '
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The movie The First Grader is based on a true story of an inspirational older man named Kimant Ng’ang’a Maruge who perspired to learn how to read. He became a great inspiration to a new generation to get educated and an example for younger generations to appreciate and embrace education. Maruge advised the children from his school to pursue education because one who doesn’t know how to read is “useless.” Moreover, he lived up to his advice and learned how to read, becoming an example of someone who never gives up and an emblem for the idea of loving learning until the very end.
Maruge was from a village that was raided by the British Colonial Rule in 1963 and he suffered through the murders of his wife and two children, and followed up with having to endure excruciating torture as a prisoner because he fought back for his people’s land. Maruge received a letter from the president of Kenya which he couldn’t read. Hearing the news of the government granting free education “for all,” Maruge went to a nearby school for children to ask for free education; determined to learn welcoming g...