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The First Grader (2010) Poster

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Kimani Ng'ang'a Maruge: I will continue learning, I want to become a vet.

Jane Obinchu: [laughing] A vet? Maruge, you'll be almost 100 years old.

Kimani Ng'ang'a Maruge: I will never stop learning until I have soil in my ears.

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Kimani Ng'ang'a Maruge: Do you think I'm too old to learn?

Jane Obinchu: My father had a saying. He was not an educated man, he was a fisherman, but he said 'you never stop learning until you have soil in your ears'.

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Jane Obinchu: [addressing her 200 students on her last day] My mother never went to school, and she said to me, 'You must love education, so that you can do better than me'. I am your mother and I am telling you, you must love education, so that you can do better than me, better than all of the teachers.

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DJ Masha: At 1:40 in the movie the radio disc jockey says, "I am now beginning to believe that one day a Kenyan, a Kenyan, will go to the White House."

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Jane Obinchu: Mmzee, they meant for children, not adults.

Kimani Ng'ang'a Maruge: No, I heard it on the radio, with my own ears, they said 'everybody'.

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Jane Obinchu: Mmzee, why does someone as old as yourself want to go to school?

Kimani Ng'ang'a Maruge: I want to learn to read.

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