Malala Yousafzai A young activist

Malala Yousafzai was born on July 12, 1997, in Mingora, Pakistan, located in Swat Valley. She became an activist at a young age because of the Taliban taking girl's educations. She stood up to the Taliban by going on the radio, blogging on BBC, going on TV, and many other things. One day on her way home from her father's school her bus was stopped by two armed members of the Taliban. They asked which girl was Malala her friends looked to her, showing her location, and she was shot.

She survived the shot and was rushed by helicopter to the UK. Once she was nursed back to health she immediately got back into action. Since the attack she has done many other things to help not only refugees but people around the world.

At the mark of Malala's 18th birthday she opened up a school for Syrian refugees. "I am honored to mark my 18th birthday with the brave and inspiring girls of Syria." She said.
Malala argues for more funding for schools around the world so that we can have a better education.
Malala constantly speaks out against the Taliban saying that all girls deserve a right to an education.


Bloch, Hannah. “Malala Turns 18, And Opens A School For Syrian Refugee Girls.”NPR, NPR, 12 July 2015, Accessed 24 Mar. 2017.


Kettler, Sara. “Malala Yousafzai.”, A&E Networks Television, 22 Nov. 2016, Accessed 24 Mar. 2017.

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