Malala Yousafzai wants the world to go #YesAllGirls to education on her 19th birthday.
Soldiering on in her cause of education for girls, Malala Yousafzai wants more support for her campaign of education for girls. Through her organisation, Malala Fund she has already set up the Malala Yousafzai- All Girls School’ for young Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
Yesterday was Malala Yousafzai’s 19th birthday and all she wanted for her birthday was support in her mission of providing education girls all around the world. Malala Fund, the organization run by the noble prize winner since 2013, has been constantly advocating and creating education opportunities for girls.
Herself of a very young age, Malala understands the importance of education and continues to push for secondary education for all girls. Considering her spirit and the work done by her, the United Nations declared July 12 as ‘Malala Day’ in the year 2013. When she spoke from United Nations she said Malala Day is “not my day” but “day of every woman, every boy and every girl who have raised a voice for their rights”. Ever since, her birthday becomes an occasion for her to campaign extensively for education of girls across the globe, travelling to areas where there are maximum challenges faced by girls for education.
Malala rose to popularity in 2012, when she survived a gun shot in the head by a man who jumped onto her school bus looking for her, as she had been secretly blogging for BBC Urdu writing how Taliban attempts to prohibit girls from attending schools.
When she turned 18, Malala opened ‘The Malala Yousafzai- All Girls School’ for young Syrian refugees in Lebanon.