"LET'S EMPOWER OURSELVES WITH THE WEAPON OF KNOWLEDGE"
"ONE CHILD, ONE TEACHER, ONE BOOK AND ONE PEN CAN CHANGE THE WORLD. EDUCATION IS THE ONLY SOLUTION"
Malala, the 16 year old activist, has just been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her fight on education equality in Pakistan.
She'll be sharing the $1.1million prize with Kailash Satyarthi, who has long been campaigning against child exploitation in neighboring India. They both are a great example to follow.
In 2012, Malala was shot by radical Taliban militants while on her school bus. She was a youth blogger for the BBC advocating girls education in her native Pakistan, and continued to go to school despite a Taliban ban outlawing women’s education. Malala made a full recovery, and has since used her newfound fame to highlight the discrimination that girls often face when seeking an education in the developing world, and why girls’ education is so essential to the health of a society.
Because of her courage in the face of great opposition, Mala was nominated for last year's Nobel Peace Prize. Although she didn't win the prize, she continued to speak out and raise money to promote education, despite renewed death threats against her...Today we can finally congratulate her!!
You can learn more about her life and work HERE.
In the infographic below you can find more bits and pieces about her.
- Write the best headlines in it.
- What were the Taliban's two goals in attacking Malala?
- What role has technology played in Malala’s crusade?
- What are the characteristics of a hero? Is Malala Yousafzai a hero? Find adjectives to describe her.
2. Study and get the information needed to retell her story.
3. Now you can watch this amazing interview. With your partner, prepare your own interview to Malala .