Essay On Malala Yousafzai

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A young Pakistani girl, only a few years old, toddled into a classroom sparsely decorated with small desks and a chalkboard. She walked to the front of the room and babbled in her own language as if she was lecturing a class and sat in on the older kids lessons to soak up every bit of information available. She yearned to wear the school uniform and start learning everything she could (Yousafzai). Malala Yousafzai began her career as a public speaker early on in life as class representative and only became more passionate. Her first act as an opponent of the Taliban, at age 11, was an anonymous blog for the BBC about conditions in Pakistan (Thomas). Her speciality became speaking out for equal rights, in particular, defending girls’ rights…show more content…
She makes a point of Malala Day being about girls who are denied an education. Her first time speaking in front of an audience after recovering from the attack was on her 16th birthday (Thomas). She expressed support of the UN’s goals of equal access to education and reminded her audience of those she was speaking for. Yousafzai stressed, “today is the day of every woman, every boy and every girl who have raised their voice for their rights” (Independent UK). On her 17th birthday, Yousafzai traveled to Nigeria to speak with the families of the girls abducted by Boko Haram, an African Islamist group (Malala Fund). While there, she addressed the president of Nigeria pressuring for the return of the girls abducted for pursuing an education. For her 18th birthday, she opened a secondary school for girls in Lebanon who were forced out of Syria due to conflict. The next year, she traveled to Kenya and Rwanda to visit girls in refugee camps (Thomas). Her visit to Kenya was meant to draw attention to the political situation in Burundi resulting in uncalled for deaths. Yousafzai has spent her recent time on a “Girl Power Trip” across the world to fight for education (Thomas). She isn’t only visiting middle eastern and African countries, currently she is in South America visiting girls who don’t have access to an education. Malala Yousafzai is the face of equal

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