Malala's way of Education!
by JL on March 17, 2014 - 6:48am
In my recent posts, I have been talking about education. While doing some researches, I arrived upon an interesting person that has a huge impact and changed a lot in our education recently.
Malala Yousafzai was born the 12th July 1997 in Mingora. She is the youngest person ever to be nominated for the Noble Peace. Her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, a poet, runs a few public schools in the North West Pakistan living as a educational advocate. Malala started writing online, on a BBC blog, in 2009 under the pseudonym "Gul Makai", in order to express her opinion of modern education and living under the pressure of being targeted by the Taliban. She was unknown until her father has suggested Malala to BBC.
Subsequently, the Taliban took control of the area and banned the televisions, the music. They limited education to girls and even banned women from shopping. Many girl schools were blown up while they were in control. Moreover, Malala and her father were often threatened of death because of their opinion expressed on BBC.
At that point, Malala's father considered moving away in order to protect her. However, Malala answered with this:
" I don't know why, but hearing I was being targeted did not worry me. It seemed to me that everybody knows they will die one day."
So, her father suggested that they stop their human rights' campaign, but Malala answered with:
"How can we do that? You were the one who said that if we believe in something greater than our lives, then our voices will only multiply ever if we are dead. We can't disown our campaign!"
Moreover, Malala was shot a while after the BBC blog ended during a school bus ride. She was injured critically, and she was near death. Even her father was getting ready for the funerals. However, she survived. Her family is then moved to the West Midlands, where Malala starts writing her book " I am Malala". In that book, she claims that her survival was a miracle and that she doesn’t seek revenge, she only wants to go back home, her real home.
Her actions impressed many people, among them, there was Gordon Brown, an UN Special Envoy for global education. On the 15th October, while Malala was still in the hospital, Gordon Brown visited Malala and launched a petition to support Malala's actions. The petitions possessed three demands:
* We call on Pakistan to agree to a plan to deliver education for every child.
* We call on all countries to outlaw discrimination against girls.
* We call on international organizations to ensure the world's 61 million out-of-school children are in education by the end of 2015.
This petition was named : I am Malala petition.
On the 12th July 2013, Malala was invited to have a speech at the United Nation. She said amazing things such as :
"I am not against anyone, neither am I here to speak in terms of personal revenge against the Taliban or any other terrorist group. I'm here to speak up for the right of education for every child. I want education for the sons and daughters of the Taliban and all terrorists and extremists."
"I love my God. I thank my Allah. I talk to him all day. He is the greatest. By giving me this height to reach people, he has also given me great responsibilities. Peace in every home, every street, every village, every country - this is my dream. Education for every boy and every girl in the world. To sit down on a chair and read my books with all my friends at school is my right right. To see each and every human being with a smile of happiness is my wish."
"I am Malala, My world has changed by I have not."
Her actions are now known around the world, a lot of people admire her and wants to thank her for her courage and intentions. Her fame is something she doesn't desire, she truly wants peace and education for every children on this very planet. For more information, feel free to visit http://www.biographyonline.net/women/malala.html or read the book Malala wrote herself: "I am Malala". Most of her quotes and her actions are clearly described in that book. Most of my information were taken from that book too.