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By: Rose Ferrie, Staff Reporter
Malala Yousafzai is a 20-year-old Pakistani girl who advocates for the right to women's’ education all over the world. She has been doing this for a large part of her life and because of this, was shot in the face by the Taliban. Miraculously, 15-year-old Malala survived but not unscathed. She suffered severe injuries that lead to months of rehabilitation. But, she persevered and kept fighting for what she was passionate about. When she was 17 years old, she won the Nobel Peace Prize, the youngest person to ever receive this prestigious award.
Today, Malala still pursues her mission for girls education through her organization “Malala Fund” which works for girls to get 12 years of education in places like Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Nigeria and countries housing Syrian refugees (Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey).
Malala Day is on July 12th, her birthday, to celebrate her strength and continuous efforts for children all around the world to be educated.