Particularly in the area of education, age is sometimes seen as a barrier to achieving goals and desires.
Takpa Vera, a 36-year-old woman from Nkwanta South, challenges this idea and serves as a source of inspiration for individuals who feel that age shouldn’t be a barrier to success.
The 36-year-old divorced mother of four left her husband to follow her career aspirations as an assistant teacher.
She said in an interview with Obrempongba Owusu of Adom News that she stopped attending school after her father passed away and was married at the age of 16 after being switched for another woman.
She said that in spite of social criticism, she overcame all barriers to enroll in class five at the age of 25 years.
Takpa claimed that despite the difficulty of raising four children on her alone, she is determined to change the tale of her life.
Vera urged kids to take their studies seriously and to be inspired by her path throughout the conversation.
Her peers look up to her for her tenacity and see her as a role model who personifies the notion that learning is ageless.
Vera has won the respect of both her instructors and her peers for her commitment to learning. She is referred to as one of the best students, ever ready to learn and willing to impart her knowledge on others.
Vera’s classmates and professors ask for financial assistance as she progresses through her schooling so that she may care for her kids while she waits for her test results.
They believe that her story can ignite change and inspire others to pursue their dreams relentlessly.