- An elderly woman achieved a wonderful feat as she recently graduated at the age of 64
- She recently completed a National Diploma in early childhood education
- News of her achievement spread like wildfire via social media and has already inspired thousands
For most people, reaching the age of 60 marks a time when one retires, takes a step back and unwinds.
Lilian Williams-Valentyn saw it differently and the inspirational elderly lady pursued her studies in early childhood education.
On Tuesday, Lilian revealed that her sacrifices were worthwhile as she recently graduated with a national diploma.
The most impressive aspect of the achievement is that Lilian is 64 years of age.
Lilian shared the news via the #ImStaying Facebook group and the post has already gone viral.
Briefly.co.za surveyed the responses and many South Africans were clearly inspired by Lilian's accomplishment.
Caryn Susan Lea Pearson wished Lilian well:
"Awesome! May you be richly blessed as you influence the lives of many."
Lorna Bradfield added,
"Wow a wonderful achievement. Well done. You are an example to others."
Thandiwe Faith Pietersen was left in awe:
"This is Motivation on a whole nother level. Congratulations Mama."
Patricia Monageng expressed her admiration for Lilian:
"Oh my goodness, what a motivational story Sisi Lillian , Congratulations... You are totally an inspiration. God bless."
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