Malala Yousafzai has become a worldwide symbol of inspiration for her brave endeavours pushing for each child’s entitlement to education, even while living under progressively hazardous conditions. As a young lady brought up in a nation where just young men were permitted to learn and the Taliban ruled the law, Malala had not many people on her side as she brought her voice up in challenging the fanatic power abusing her kin. After the Taliban endeavoured to bring her down with viciousness, Malala ascended and decided to retaliate with words. This is the striking story of a school student with persevering confidence in her capacity to change the world.
Malala was born on July 12, 1997, in Mingora, Pakistan. She was conceived at her house itself as her family could not afford the hospital bills. She was named Malala of the Mainwad who was a fighter in Afghanistan who led the people to victory. A few years later she too stepped on her toes and became the youngest female to receive a Nobel peace prize. She was inspired by her father who too believed that lack of education is the root cause of all the problems in Pakistan. She studied in the school run by her father and love to learn new things. She also grew a thirst for knowledge and liked reading books. In 2007, The Taliban’s aggressive forces began to close in on the people and start targeting girls-only schools, which resulted in a reduction of attendance in the school day by day because of their fear. This, however, didn’t stop her from pursuing her right to education.
In 2012, she was attacked by a gunman while she was travelling on a public bus. He was shot on the left side of her head and rushed to the nearest hospital and then airlifted to a military hospital, but her condition was critical. Offers to provide her with the best medical help came in from all over the world and she was later sent to Germany and the UK for her treatment. After this incident, she was left with two choices. First was to back down and remain safe and another was to keep fighting for human rights. Given her righteous and brave lifestyle, she chose to take advantage of this new life she was blessed with and kept fighting for the rights of every child that was deprived of his right to education. She profoundly believes that “You can kill a terrorist with a gun, but you can kill terrorism with education.”