Malala Yousafzai's Fight For Education Never Stops

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From fighting for education to providing it, youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner and activist, Malala Yousafzai, was sharing her wisdom and knowledge with regular folk by offering a free course. 


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You might recall Malala Yousafzai as the extraordinary woman who took a bullet to the head and lives to the tale, all in the name of education for women in Pakistan.

Now, Yousafzai formed part of the professors for a free course offered through the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) in Brazil called Certification in Leadership, Ability to Learn and Resilience.

The course was done online with Leandro Karnal being a fellow professor as well and saw Malala speak on Education for personal and professional development.

Malala's fight for education for women in Pakistan began when she was just a child. At the age of 10, after the Taliban attacked her school, along with other girls' schools, gave a speech on the topic of 'How dare the Taliban take away my basic right to education?'. 

The next year, she showcased what it was like as a girl living in Pakistan under the Taliban on the BBC which brought attention to Malala. Malala went on to win awards for her bravery and continued advocating for women's education, even with the Taliban wanting her dead. Then, on her way home from school at age 15, she was shot.

In 2013, Malala gave a speech at the United Nations (UN) at Youth Takeover wishing to urge world leaders to help change politics in the world where women were not allowed to go to school. She spoke on her attack:

... the terrorists thought that they would change our aims and stop our ambitions, but nothing changed in my life except this:  weakness, fear and hopelessness died; strength, power and courage were born.

After she survived the attack and continued fighting for what she believed in, Malala went on to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, at the age of 17, marking her as the youngest to ever receive the award.

 

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