Malala Taking a Stand
Malala Yousafzai is an education activist who is known for standing up to the Taliban, who prevented girls from getting an education. Malala was shot in the head for her efforts to spread the word through a BBC blog and she miraculously survived. After all this, she opened the Malala Fund which is a program that raises money to help give children around the world a good education. Only one year after developing the fund, Malala received the Nobel Peace Prize, becoming the youngest and first Pakistani ever to receive this award. Malala will continue to stand up for children who have been deprived of the right to go to school until every child in the world has that opportunity.
Malala’s story is really unique. It is intriguing because an act of rebellion from one person led to an act of rebellion from millions. Even though Malala knew that it wasn’t safe and that the Taliban might harm her, she still protested against them. After she was shot, she still decided to keep speaking out against people that disallowed children to go to school. She kept standing up for what she believed was right and people began to realize that she was. She had faith that if she showed them what was right, they would know they were wrong.
Malala Yousafzai is a determined, intelligent, selfless and spirited woman. She did something everyone else in Swat, Pakistan was afraid to do and she risked her life doing so. All Malala wanted was to go to school and almost had to die to get that privilege. Malala knew that she had to stand up to the Taliban, not just for her, but for her village. She was brave and showed true character during a time when most people had lost hope. That’s who Malala Yousafzai really is, a girl with hope.
There are still people who believe that women do not deserve to get an education and there are still millions of girls not able to go to school. That’s not going to change unless we change it ourselves. We can’t rely on Malala to do it all by herself. More people are going to help those kids in need and donate to organizations like the Malala Fund once they realize what the issue is. Malala has given a future to hundreds of girls worldwide and we must continue building their futures. To change something in this world, you must have the courage to take a stand and be willing to change yourself.