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    The 11-year-old Brazilian boy teaching his mother to read

    The 11-year-old Brazilian boy teaching his mother to read
    By Renata Moura
    BBC Brasil, Natal
    4 March 2017

     

    RENATA MOURA
    Damiao has taught his mother Sandra to read

     

    It has only been a year since Sandra Maria de Andrade woke up to the wondrous world of reading.

    One afternoon after work, the rubbish picker from north-eastern Brazil was lying exhausted in a hammock when her youngest son, Damiao Sandriano, invited her to take a look at a book.

    “Mum, would you like to read with me?” he asked. “It’s a story, and it has pictures.”

    At the time, the 42-year old was unable to write her own name.

     

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-39114599

     

     

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  • Marym625 (26488 posts)
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    1. What a beautiful story

    Thank you for sharing this

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  • OzoneTom (860 posts)
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    2. He loves her!

    What better could you do than expand their horizons and opportunities.

    Best wishes to them both.

    Pleased to have matching hands and feet.