What's It Like to Start Reading at 60?

Last edited 13th September 2017

What's It Like to Start Reading at 60?

What's it like to read your first words at the age of 60? What difference does it make after a lifetime of getting by without reading?

If you think about how much written information we consume every hour - going through emails at work or flicking through messages on mobiles phone - it's hard to imagine being without these ways of communicating.

But Florence Cheptoo, who lives in an isolated rural village near Chesongoch, in Kenya, has turned her first page as a 60-year-old.

Her path to reading began when her granddaughter brought home books from primary school.


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