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19-year-old conjoined twins set to graduate from secondary school

19-year-old conjoined twins set to graduate from secondary school

Most people would be heartbroken and probably give up on life upon discovering they have some sort of birth defect, but these conjoined twins are different.

NAIJ.com came across the inspiring story of conjoined twins Maria and Consolata Mwakikuti, who decided to push on with life against all odds.

The 19-year-old Tanzanian-born twins have inspired a lot of people with their zest for life and their quest to succeed despite their handicap.

Having lost both parents at a tender age (their mother died after being delivered of the twins) the twins who were adopted by a catholic church's charity organization, forged ahead and are now set to graduate from secondary school soon.

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19-year-old conjoined twins set to graduate from secondary school

Maria and Consolata are about to finish secondary school

A staff of BBC, Leonard Mubali, joined them during one of their studying sessions at their school in Iringa Udzungwa, South west Tanzania.

According to him, the girls were very active in class and got along very well with their classmates.

Their headmaster, Edward Fue, said he had been shocked when he first met the girls and was at a loss as to how to help them, as the school didn't have the facilities to cater for them then.

A year later, the local government added a special room to the school, where the girls get to rest when they need to, and also hired a driver to take them to and from home.

19-year-old conjoined twins set to graduate from secondary school

The twins were adopted by a charity organization after losing their parents at a tender age

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According to Mubali, Maria and Consolata have rejected any attempt to surgically separate them.

This is just inspirational!

Meanwhile, see this video of a 20-year-old contortionist who wants people to stop thinking she's evil for being able to bend her body in 'strange' ways.

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