Who Is Malala Yousafzai?

Have  you heard of someone so young, that has contributed to change the world? Yes, she is Malala Yousafzai. Malala was born on 12 July 1997 in Mingora, a town in the Swat District of north-west Pakistan. Her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai named her after Malalai, a Pashtun heroine. She is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest ever Nobel Prize laureate.

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                       On the afternoon of 9 October 2012, Yousafzai boarded her school bus in the northwest Pakistani district of Swat. A gunman asked for her by name, then pointed a pistol at her and fired three shots. One bullet hit the left side of Yousafzai's forehead, travelled under her skin through the length of her face, and went into her shoulder. In the days immediately following the attack, she remained unconscious and in critical condition, but later her condition improved enough for her to be sent to the Queen Elizabethn Hospital in Birmingham, England, for intensive rehabilitation.
                 For her 18th birthday on July 12, 2015, also called Malala Day, the young activist continued to take action on global education by opening a school for Syrian refugee girls in Lebanon. Its expenses covered by the Malala Fund, the school was designed to admit nearly 200 girls from the ages of 14 to 18.

                     In October 2015, a documentary about Yousafzai's life was released. HE NAMED ME MALALAdirected by Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient TruthWaiting for Superman), gives viewers an intimate look into the life of Malala, her family, and her commitment to supporting education for girls around the world. 
 Right now, she has a fund called "Malala fund" which works for 12 years of free, safe, quality education for every girl.



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