Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has an incredible story and is an inspiration to millions around the world – including the whole team at 3P Learning.
We love learning and are inspired by those who have a driving passion for education and the power it holds to change lives. No-one knows that more than 17 year old Malala Yousafzai. A true inspiration and joint winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize – the youngest person ever to receive the award. The world now knows Malala’s story and today we share it here.
Malala’s world is driven by her love for education and love for learning, something that is closely aligned with the core values of 3P Learning. At her young age, Malala’s willpower to improve women’s access to education and ensure all individuals have a right to education, is something truly commendable. The team at 3P Learning cannot express our gratitude enough towards Malala’s efforts to change the future of education for the better. We salute the bravery and courage of this incredible young woman.
Malala Yousafzai has been described as an “icon of courage and hope”, after surviving a near fatal assassination attempt late last year. On October 9 2012, Malala was shot in the head on her way home from school by Taliban gunmen for the ludicrous “crime” of supporting and publically advocating the right of girls to be educated. Malala was left in a life threatening condition, eventually flown to Birmingham, England where she received critical medical assistance. After weeks of intensive care Malala survived, and awoke with a strengthened will to change the future of education.
Malala is a passionate education and women’s rights activist with the hope that one day “…the people of Pakistan will be free, they will have their rights, there will be peace and every girl and every boy will be going to school.” With girls’ schools and girls’ education a major target of the Taliban, Malala and the women of Pakistan are faced with a considerable hurdle to overcome.
From a young age Malala has actively participated in education and women’s rights activism, more pertinently characterised by her involvement in an anonymous BBC blog about life under the Taliban, as well as various television interviews and documentaries. Malala has demonstrated incredible bravery in her public support of women’s education and as a result is considered a prominent and well respected figure in her local Pakistani community as well as the global community.
She is a teenager who marked her 16th birthday with a live address from the UN headquarters, a mere nine months after the shooting, where she shared her story and shared her future ambitions.
“Let us pick up our books and pens. They are our most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world. Education is the only solution.”
Malala has been described as an extraordinary young woman, wise beyond her years, sensible, sensitive and focused. She has experienced the worst of humanity, and the best of humanity – both from the medics who cared for her and the messages from many thousands of well-wishers.