Faced with declining enrollment, an elementary school in rural South Korea is welcoming grandmothers, many of whom were not permitted to attend school when they were girls.

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Faced with declining enrollment, an elementary school in rural South Korea is welcoming grandmothers, many of whom were not permitted to attend school when they were girls.

“I couldn’t believe this was actually happening to me,” said Hwang Wol-geum, 70, who is in first grade. “Carrying a school bag has always been my dream.”

She takes the bus to school with her grandchildren, who are in kindergarten, third grade, and fifth.