When The Whole World is Silent, Even One Voice Becomes Powerful
Some know her as the girl shot by the Taliban, while some know her as the youngest Nobel peace prize award laureate. She is the definition of bravery.
Yes! She is none other than Malala Yousafzai. Born in Mingora, Pakistan on July 12, 1997, a Pakistani activist for female education. Despite living in a native remote area Swat she fought for her rights till the end, having her aspiring parents Ziauddin Yousafzai, Toor Pekai Yousafzai by her side, she never gave up. When receiving her “Nobel Peace Prize” Malala delivered a phenomenal speech in which she paid gratitude to her parents by saying “I would like to thank my parents for their unconditional love. Thank you to my father for not clipping my wings and for letting me fly. Thank you to my mother for inspiring me to be patient and to always speak the truth”.
The saying ‘At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents’, perfectly fits Malala’s story.
On October 9 2012 Malala was returning from giving an exam on a bus in Swat, that day an assasination attempt was carried out on Malala along with her two friends. The assasination attempt seemed to be a shutup call for Malala as she was blogging for BBC showing the effect of the Taliban on Swat, and secondly because of her activism trying to reach out to the
females and being a voice for them, because the Taliban were not in favour of girls education. Being shot in the head and shoulder she was given emergency treatment in Pakistan and then moved to Britain for more medical treatment. Thinking that this would make her stop, the Taliban were definitely wrong as Malala came back stronger and better than before giving a glimpse of hope to the girls in Swat.
Now along with her father she has an organization called Malala Funds through which they champion every girl’s right to 12 years of free, safe, quality education. The motto of Malala Funds is Working for a world where every girl can learn and lead.
Malala has inspired a generation to advocate for girls to have adequate, safe access to education hoping for female personalities to dominate the community.
In conclusion Malala said and I quote “One child, One teacher, One pen, and One book can change the world”.