Malaya Yousafzai is the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in the year 2014. But she is an ordinary girl with big dreams. Malala threw light on the education of the girls and wanted to eradicate illiteracy from the world. Malala Fund is solely triggered to offer 130 million girls who are deprived of education.
Malala was born in the year 1997 in Swat Valley, Pakistan. She belonged to a liberal family; her parents are Tor Pekai and Ziauddin Yousafzai. Her father was also an educational activity. He ran a school in their city. Malala always acted as a teacher before she could even speak. But after 2007, her city was turned to worse as there was the reign of the Taliban. Girls were strictly prohibited to watch TV, take part in cultural activities and education.
But Malala, at the age of 11 years started to stand against Taliban and fight for her right to education. Malala also started writing for BBC in Urdu language as Gul Makai. Many individuals like her became an Internally Displaced Person. As Malala returned, the education for girl’s mission becomes more furious. In the year 2011, Malala was nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize and she was also awarded Pakistan’s National Youth Peace Prize in 2011.
Everyone was attracted by her deeds abut she was not getting the ample support that was required. On 9 Th October 2012, she was continuously shot by the masked gunmen when she was returning from her school and was on the bus. Malala was taken to England for her treatment, she went through various surgeries. Since that time, Malala calls Birmingham her house and did her studies at Oxford University.
Malala spoken in the UN when she was awarded the Sakharov Prize, it’s the symbol for the Freedom of Thought. She also visited Jordan where she met Syrian refugees, Northern Nigeria, Kenya, etc where she has also met the girls who also had to be deprived of education because of the domination of ISIS, Boko, and Haram. In the year 2014, Malala and Kailash Satyarthi won the Nobel Peace Prize; they were awarded this prize for their “contributions against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children for education”.
The Malala Fund was initiated in the year 2014, with her father, through this fund they desired to offer 12 years of education for girls in developing countries. Through education, many social issues can be curbed- early marriage, early pregnancy, mother & child mortality, and gender discrimination.
Malala Fund’s Gulmaki Network is working as per its laid rules and is presently working in some of the developing countries- Pakistan, Syria, Brazil, Afghanistan, Nigeria, and India. There are many reasons, due to which girls miss out on their education; some of them are early marriage, expensive education, poor quality of life, gender bias, child labor, natural disasters, and poor health.
“Even if I am a girl, even if people think I can’t do it, I should not lose hope.”
These powerful words are spoken by Malala Yousafzai; she doesn’t need any introduction as she is the new inspirational face who stood for the educational rights of the women of north-west Pakistan.
Malala is popular known to everyone for the struggles which she faced because of women’s education. She attained worldwide attention as she was shot by the Taliban extremist group as she was fighting against the basic rights for the school education of women.
Malala has gained popularity and well wishes from everyone irrespective of industry, caste, and creed. Let’s known some of the interesting facts about this divine soul, who had the courage to bring in change for the betterment of the female folks in the northwest portion of Pakistan.
Prime facts about Malala- the inspiration for the girl’s education
- Courageous warrior attainted her first name- Malala that means “grief-stricken, after the well known Pashtun warrior as well as poetess, Malalai of Maiwand from Afghanistan
- Malala started to talk and inform people about girls’ education when she was only 11 years old.
- In the year 2009, the Taliban group bombed and destroyed maximum of the girl’s schools in the Swat Valley, at this time Malala started blogging about her experiences as she was sustaining under the threats of the Taliban groups as she was fully denied to get education for BBC mentioned in the pseudonym “Gul Makai”
- The Taliban shotted Malala at age the of 15 years to answer her blogging and she said that “The Taliban could take our pens and books, but they couldn’t stop our minds from thinking”.
- Because of the attack on Malala, the Pakistan government had to formulate the Right to Education bill.
- On the day of the attack, Madonna the famous USA singer dedicated her beautiful song named “Human Nature” to the brave Malala in the concert helped in Los Angles.
- Malala also wrote a book after she was attacked named “I am Malala”.
- On October 10, 2013, the European Parliament awarded the most prestigious award in Europe- “Sakharov Prize” to Malala for her advocacy for the girl’s education on BBC.
- In the same year 2013, The Times magazine also highlighted Malala as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the world”.
- In the same year 2013, the Malala Fund was launched which aimed at assisting young females to attend the schools as well as creating awareness about the condition of the womenfolk in Pakistan.
- Angelina Jolie, an American actress has also written an article illustrating the struggles faced by Malala in her childhood and donated 200,000 dollars to Malala Fund.
- On the 16 Th birthday, Malala gave a speech at the UN and her birthday was declared as Malala Day.
- In the year 2015, Davis Guggenheim released a dc=documentary known as “He named Me Malala”. This documentary explains Malala’s life, family, commitment, and dedication she had for the education of girls worldwide.
- Malala has been required with 20 honors till her 21 years of livelihood which have made her the youngest leader in the world.