Five years ago, the Taliban opened fire on Malala Yousafzi, a 14-year-old girl who was speaking up for the educational rights of women in Pakistan.
After surviving the shots (one of which was to the head), one would assume that fear would prevail and her fight would end.
It didn’t. Malala continued her activism for education, risking her life for a greater cause.
At 16 years old, she was the youngest person to ever win a Nobel Prize, and it’s no surprise that the chosen category was for ‘peace’.
“Despite her youth, Malala Yousafzay has already fought for several years for the right of girls to education, and has shown by example that children and young people, too, can contribute to improving their own situations. This she has done under the most dangerous circumstances. Through her heroic struggle she has become a leading spokesperson for girls’ rights to education.” The official Nobel Prize website reported.
Now, Malala is a student studying philosophy, politics and economics at Oxford University and her future is looking incredibly bright.
““5 years ago, I was shot in an attempt to stop me from speaking out for girls’ education,” Yousafzai tweeted. “Today, I attend my first lectures at Oxford.” She told her Twitter followers on October 9th, 2017.
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