Born and raised in the Swat Valley in Pakistan, Malala has been campaigning for the rights of girls to receive an education since she was 10 years old. In October 2012, this passion for education led to the then 15-year-old Malala being shot by the Taliban while traveling home from school. After being flown to the UK for treatment, she made a miraculous recovery from the attack, and has since continued her fight for the right of everyone to receive an education. Her bravery and dedication to her cause has seen her honored throughout the world, including as the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.
Following the outpouring of support that Malala received throughout her ordeal, she set up an international fund – the Malala Fund – which is dedicated to help promote education for girls throughout the world. In addition to the Nobel Peace Prize, Malala was also named one of ‘The 100 Most Influential People in the World’ in 2013 by TIME magazine and honored with Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience award. She is the winner of Pakistan’s first National Youth Peace Prize, the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought and Conscience, the International Children’s Peace Prize, and the Simone de Beauvoir Prize. She is also the author of the international bestseller I Am Malala, which has been published in over 27 territories.
Malala Yousafzai Spoke at WOBI NY -2016, Following Topics were discussed:
How to inspire others to pursue their dreams and reach their full potential: Becoming a role model that others want to follow.
Staying true to your beliefs even during the darkest hours.
The importance of equipping children around the globe with 21st century skills.
Amplify, advocate and invest: The work of the Malala Fund.
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