WHO IS MALALA
Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize, born July 12, 1997 is a Pakistani school pupil and education activist. She is known for her education and women’s rights activism.
In early 2009, at the age of 11/12, Malala wrote a blog under a pseudonym for the BBC detailing her life under Taliban rule, and her views on promoting education for girls.
On October 9, 2012, Malala was shot in the head and neck in an assassination attempt by Taliban gunmen while returning home on a school bus. In the days immediately following the attack, she remained unconscious and in critical condition, but later her condition improved enough for her to be sent to a hospital in the United Kingdom for intensive rehabilitation.
Two years later, on October 10, 2014, Malala and Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian child rights campaigner, have jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize. At the age of just 17, Malala is the youngest ever recipient of the prize.
Malala is great inspiration for many girls around the world.
“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world”.
Malala Yousafzai / The Miami Herald