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83 YEAR OLD KENYAN WOMAN WHO WAS TOO BROKE TO ATTEND HER SON’S GRADUATION AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY, 24YEARS AGO, FINALLY VISITS THE SCHOOL

A Kenyan man has taken his mother to the famed Harvard University where he graduated 24 years ago

Writing on social media, Chris Mburu said his mum, 83, was unable to attend his graduation because it was too expensive

After landing a good job, Mburu decided to take his mother to the very school he attended and in so doing, made his mother’s dreams come true

A Kenyan man, Chris Mburu has shared on social media, photos of his mother, 83, posing outside the world-renown Harvard University.

Mburu and his mum in the US

The three photos tell a powerful story. A story of Mburu’s rise from grass to grace and attending one of the finest schools in the world.

When I graduated here 24 years ago, my mother was absent from the ceremony, because it was too expensive for her to make the trip from my native village in Kenya to the United States. So you can imagine the joy I felt last week as I brought her for her first visit to the university, at the age of 83! Though uneducated herself, my mother has always valued education and indeed remains one of the smartest people I know.