Malala

Stands Up for all

Who is Malala?

Malala is a 18 year old girl who stands up for girls rightful education in her country, Pakistan. She is 18 and is very passionate about what she does. She has been doing her job since she was 15! She is a big inspiration for girls all around the world.

Childhood

Malala was born July 12,1997 in Mingora,Pakistan. As a child she had two younger brothers Atal Yousafzai and Khushal Yousafazai. She attended school with her dad and loved to learn but in 2014 it was shut down by the Taliban. She started a blog under a fake name and wrote about the school and the girls. Eventually she was caught and had to shut down the blog. A little bit after that there was an assassination attempt but failed and she was rushed to a military hospital.

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What does Malala do?

Malala stands up for girls rightful education in her country, Pakistan. When the Taliban tried to kill Malala she got even stronger and did all these incredible things. As a education activist she also is an author. She has wrote the book "I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education And Was Shot By The Taliban." She is also called a Woman's Right Activist. She has also made a movie that is called "He Named Me Malala."

What awards has Malala won?

Malala has won a lot of awards. She has won the first Pakistan National Youth Peace Prize.

She also won the Nobel Peace Prize. She was awarded with 1.1 million dollars! She split the money with the girls school. For all the strength she has given July 12 is now called Malala day.

What challenges has Malala faced?

Malala has had many challenges. These are some of them. When she was only 15 she was shot through the head into the eye and down her shoulder by the Taliban. She has also reserved many of death threats. One of the worst was that there was a package of bombs under neath her family's car.

What is Malala doing now?

Malala is now still standing up. She has started a fund. It is called the Malala fund. You can donate books,pencils,paper,toys and other things to help the schools around the world with nothing. She has helped lots and lots of children's life around the world.

Fun Facts

*Malala was never and is not mad at the Taliban

*Her mom did not get a good education

*When she was shot and in a coma she thought she died

*People thought that the Taliban were good people

*More than 400 schools were destroyed by the Taliban

Citation

Britannica School.2016. Malala Yousafzai.

http://school.eb.com/levels/middle/article/610607