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November 1, 2014

Malala Yousafzai speaks at World Bank headquarters on the International Day of the Girl

Malala Yousafzai speaks at World Bank headquarters on the International Day of the Girl









Photographer: Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank

Malala Yousafzai, 17, is the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner. She says, “One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world. Education is the only solution. Education first.” People are listening to her powerful message.
In 2009, Malala was happily attending school in Mingora, Pakistan. But then the Taliban, the new leaders in the area, said, “You cannot come to school any more. You are a girl.”
Malala thought that this rule was unjust. She did not stop coming to school. Sadly, on October 12, someone from the Taliban shot her in the head. She almost died. World news reports quickly spread Malala’s shocking story. People admired her courage. She became famous.
Today Malala is safely going to school in Birmingham, Britain. She also gives speeches, raises money for girls’ education, and talks to world leaders. She wrote her story, “I am Malala.” And on December 10, 2014, she will receive the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway. She is the youngest Nobel Prize winner ever.
Sixty-six million girls around the world do not have an education. Malala says to them and all of us, “I speak not for myself but for those without a voice…their right to be educated.”

Developed by Ling Bao and Catherine Kot

Published November 2014

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Comments (10)


  1. Joao Maria Tapel says:

    Hi Malala,

    I really admire you, I did not know your story before. After being in America. My English preparation class required me to read your book. It makes me curious and just had finished reading “I AM MALALA” within 9 hours I never stopped. You are amazing girl, even though we both have different faith, but you’re amazing for me. God Bless You.

  2. Maryam says:

    Amazing practice.
    She’s serious in the school.

  3. Maryam Amer says:

    I’m happy to uae give education I will be teacher

  4. Muna. says:

    I am happy to uae give me education.
    I won’t to be a Social worker.

  5. Nahiya says:

    I’m happy to UAE give me education . I want to be business women.

  6. Alya says:

    She is a perfect wemen , I like her story .

  7. Meera says:

    Good girl

  8. Amna says:

    I like her story.
    she’s love the science.

  9. Ayesha khamis says:

    She love to study and I want to be like her

  10. Alyazya says:

    In her country not alod to girl to go to school and study but she a good girly and she tray her best to go to school,and in Abudahbi it alod to study .

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