” One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world”Malala Yousafzai, currently twenty years old, has already made an impact on others, especially girls and their rights to an education. Malala, the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, is a survivor of an assassination attempt. That is another reason she used her voice and shares her beliefs in order to improve the rights of girls all over the world.
Malala Yousafzai, born July 12, 1997, started to fight for girls education as young as eleven years old. She began to blog for the BBC about living in Pakistan while the Taliban was active. On October 9, 2012, a gunman threatened and shot Malala because he didn’t agree with Malala and her outspoken views. The gunman shot her in her head, nearly killing her.
It took a year to recover, but she came back strong and continued her fight. Malala did not come back with anger or hatred. Malala was born on July 12, 1997, the eldest child of Ziauddin and his wife Toor Pekai Yousafzai. Her family ran a chain of schools.
Her father, an educational activist, taught her Pashta, English, and Urdu and more importantly, she taught her that an education is as important to girls as well as boys. Malala’s father told her, ” You have a voice for a reason. It is good to use it.” As Malala used her voice and opened up others eyes she did bigger projects that would reach others and hopefully teach them to raise their voices as well.
In 2013, Malala gave her well-known speech to the United Nations and published her first book. Malala’s book was originally published October 8, 2013, and she wrote it as an Autobiography/ Biography. Her book won the Goodreads Choice Awards Best Memoir & Autobiography.
Malala now lives in the central English city of Birmingham where she completed her high school education. Now she won a place at Oxford University, and won’t let anyone get in her way of getting a great education as she deserves. Malala’s latest project began January 22, 2018. Apple partnered with Malala Fund to Educate 100,000 girls. Malala Yousafzai has made an impact on others, especially on girls and their rights to education.
She is a survivor who uses her words as a weapon to fight for them and shares the rights of girls to receive the education that they deserve.