One day, tragedy struck. While Malala was on the school bus, she was shot in the head. This was no accident, he asked for her by name. The attack prompted global outrage.
When news spread about the attack, outpours of love and support poured in. Malala's story and message about education was heard globally.
Miraculously, Malala survived. She was moved to England for her recovery.
People were inspired and change started to happen. The President of Pakistan even donated 10 million dollars toward education in Malala's name.
Malala was now known by everyone for her courage and sacrifice. She was an inspiration for her human rights advocacy and represented the voice of millions of girls who were fighting to get their education.
"In trying to silence this Pakistani schoolgirl, the Taliban amplified her voice. She is now a symbol of the struggle for women’s rights all over the world," said TIME's editors in nominating Yousafzai.
A great accomplishment of mine was becoming runner up for Time's person of the year. It showed the influence I was having and that change was possible
1. She has sparked a dialogue about children's education throughout the world 2. Three million people have signed the Malala Petition
5. She has taught us all about forgiveness 6. She has shown us that there is no age limit to stand up against injustice 7. Her story has reminded children throughout the world not to take anything for granted 8. She has challenged us all to wage a war... 9. She has illustrated the importance of peaceful conflict resolution 10. She has caused the UN to recommit to Millennium Development Goal 2
3. Her ability to be fearless is inspiring beyond measure 4. She has created the Malala Fund