Malala Yousafzai: A Hero For Many

October 11th 2015

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Malala Yousafzai

In 2008, the BBC asked for a Pakistani school to reach out to them and write an anonymous blog about life under the Taliban rules. Many people refused, fearing what the Taliban would do if they were caught. But Malala wasn't afraid of speaking up and she posted her blog in 2009.

On January 15th 2009, the Taliban banned girls from going to school altogether. They started to destroy school buildings in order to make sure girls couldn't attend school. While on ahead, Malala disagreed with the ban and secretly still attended school. Many girls feared what the Taliban would do, so they stayed at home in order of their safety.

Had just finished school, Malala Yousafzai was on the bus home when a Taliban Gunman entered the bus and asked wich one of them was Malala. Everyone went quiet including Malala. But Malala told us, "I said to myself, Malala you must be brave. You must not be afraid of anyone, your are only trying to get an education, You are not committing a crime." So with that Malala stood up and she was shot in the head.

Nobel Peace Prize

Last night, the brave young girl received a Nobel Piece Prize for her courage in standing up to the Taliban. Malala told us " My goal was not to get the Nobel Peace Prize, My goal is to get peace and get education to every child around the world." After talking to Malala we spoke to her father, who at the time of being under the Taliban rules, owned a school. Ziauddin said "People ask me, what special is in my mentorship which has made Malala so bold and so courageous and so vocal and poised? I tell them, don't ask me what I did. Ask me what I did not do. I did not clip her wings, I let her be her and that made a big difference."

He also said, " Malala deserves the Nobel Peace Prize, She has made lives of many girls a lot easier, She's gave education to people across the world, She certainly deserves it and I'm proud to call her my daughter."