Malala loved school, her father ran a local girls' school, but when the Taliban took over her town in Pakistan everything changed. They banned many things and at just 11 years old, Malala was told she could not go to school so she said goodbye to her classmates, not knowing if she would ever get see them again.
I want to create a charity so girls can go to school
In 2008 Malala gave a speech in Peshawar, Pakistan about her right to learn, then in 2009 she started blogging anonymously for the BBC about living under the Taliban. However she was then revealed to be the blogger, she became more and more well known but then the Taliban issued a death threat. One day on her way home from school a Taliban gunman came onto her bus and asked 'Who is Malala?' and she was shot on her forehead
Malala Yousafzai Nobel Peace Prize
10 days later Malala was taken out of a coma in a hospital in Birmingham, England. After many surgeries and months of rehabilitation she survived and had no severe brain damage. 9 months after being shot she gave a speech to United Nations.
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Malala decided she wanted make the most of the new life she had been given. She wanted to fight until every girl could go to school. So with her father she established Malala Fund, a charity that helps girls around the world achieve their right to an education.
Okay, lets do it!
After being nominated for it two years in a row Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 for her efforts in supporting every girls right to learn around the world. At 17, she became the youngest Nobel laureate.
Now she is 21 years old and is studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University. She is travelling the world helping girls battling extreme hardships such as poverty, wars and gender discrimination.