Malala Yousafzai : A Young Girl

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Malala Yousafzai is a young girl that is helping 60 million girls get the dream they have forever wanted, which is receiving an education. She started the Malala Fund when she realized that girls in Pakistan were not only the ones missing school, but also girls all around the world because of either their culture or strict rules. She fights daily against the Taliban, which is a radical Islamic group that does not believe women should play leadership roles in society and be given opportunities in education (New Venture Fund). Malala strives to get girls all around the world to attend school. Her mission is a great example of what it means to serve one another. Malala Yousafzai was born on July 12, 1997 in a town called Mingora, which is located in the Swat District of Pakistan. While growing up, she shared her passion with her father of learning and going to school. Her father even had his own school near their home (New Venture Fund). Once the Taliban took control over the town, all schools for girls were forced to be closed, but this did not stop Malala. Malala and her father received death threats but continued to speak out for the rights of women 's education. Malala received Pakistan 's first National Youth Peace Prize for her braveness fighting against the Taliban. This made the Taliban want to kill her for breaking the rules on girls ' education. On October 9, 2012, Malala and her friends were on their way to school on a bus when a masked gun man entered the bus…
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