An Interview with Malala Yousajzai

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In 2014 Malala Yousafzai became the youngest person to achieve a Nobel Peace Prize. She is a 23 year old Pakistani woman who has been fighting for girls all around the world to be able to go to school. She has won over 40 awards, written multiple books, was named 100 Most Influential People, and opened an All-girls school for Syrian refugees on her 18th birthday.

Where did you get your name from? 

     I was named after Malalai of Maiwand.

What did you want to be as a child?

     I actually wanted to be a doctor before getting involved in politics.

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Who inspires you the most?

     My mother and father inspire me the most. 

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What do you wish there was more of in this world?

     Education for girls. I wish for every girl to have an education.

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What are some achievements you’ve accomplished?  

     I’ve opened up a school for Syrian girls, was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize, and have written multiples books.

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What are you currently working on?

     I recently graduated from Oxford and have achieved a degree in Philosophy, politics, and economics.

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Yousafzai has become a tremendous inspiration for women all over the world. Her sacrifice towards education is something that will never be forgotten. Malala will always be remembered and known as an activist for women’s education and women’s rights.

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