June 12th is Malala Day

Samara Scott on Jul 10, 2024 7:54:39 AM


Malala Day is a celebration of Malala Yousafzai and her fight for education. 

Born in 1997, she showed an unwavering passion for learning. However, due to the rise of the Taliban in her region, the right for young girls to seek education would be revoked. Malala, 11 at the time, bravely began to speak out against the Taliban's oppression and advocated for the right to education for everyone.

Because Malala spoke up for everyone's right to education, she became a target of the Taliban. In 2012, an armed member of the Taliban entered the school bus she was riding and shot her in the head. Malala emerged even more powerful, determined to use her voice to bring education to children worldwide.

The courage of Malala would attract the eyes of the world and the urgent need for education for everyone, regardless of background. She spoke at the United Nations, wrote a memoir, and co-founded a non-profit fund ensuring 12 years of safe, free education for every girl.

In 2014, Malala would be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize as a symbol of her unwavering determination to speak for the right to education for all. She became the youngest to receive this award and inspired everyone to stand up for human rights.







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