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Malala Yousafzai

Added 5 years ago

By English Subject Leader - Zak Minnet

Malala Yousafzai, from Pakistan, had the shock of her life when she was pulled out of her chemistry class and told that she had won the Nobel Peace Prize. Malala shared the award with Kailash Satyarthi, a 60 year old child rights campaigner from India, who also protested against human trafficking. At seventeen, Malala is the youngest person ever to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, which she gained after campaigning for girl's education in Pakistan. In October 2012, Malala was sadly found and shot in the head by the Taliban on her way to school, attempting to put a stop to her campaign. However, against all odds, she miraculously survived after being taken to the U.K, and now lives in Birmingham. Malala knew that the campaign was dangerous, but decided to continue with it, selflessly putting her life in danger to help a nation. If there was anyone so deserving of the Nobel Peace Prize, it would be her.




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