Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Malala Yousafzai

  The jist of it:

 Malala Yousafzai - At 11, wrote for BBC. At 14, was shot and started a worldwide children education movement. At 15, youngest Nobel Peace Prize nominee in history. At 16, honored as one of 2012's bravest women.

 I got a little more time:

At 12 years old Malala first got attention when she used a psuedonym to write in a BBC blog. She described life under Taliban rule and promoted education for girls. With new exposure, New York Times did a documentary on her, she gave many interviews, and even became a chairperson for District Child Assembly Swat( "a unique opportunity for young people to voice their concerns about child right's issues, and to present solutions to address these concerns".)With her voice becoming more vocal on girl's rights in education, the Taliban decided to retaliate.

On October 9, 2012, now 14, an assassin boarded Malala's school bus. She was shot in the head and neck, but that is not enough to stop the young advocate. She returns back to a new school in the UK  filled with excitement even though the threat of assasination still lingers.
 During the five months, Malala's dream comes true. British Prime minister launched a United Nations petitions, using slogan "I am Malala", to demand that all children around the world be in school by the end of 2015.   

On April 4 and 5 Angelina Jolie will honor Malala as one of 2012's bravest women.

What she is most excited about learning in school?
“I want to learn how to bring change in this world.”

Malala, you put us all to shame.


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