Malala Yousafzai to re­ceive Har­vard award for ac­tivism

Gleits­man Award pro­vides $125,000 for work that has im­proved qual­ity of life

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CAM­BRIDGE, MASS.—No­bel Prize lau­re­ate Malala Yousafzai is be­ing hon­oured by Har­vard Univer­sity for her work pro­mot­ing girls’ ed­u­ca­tion.

Har­vard’s Kennedy School says Yousafzai was to be awarded the 2018 Gleits­man Award at a cer­e­mony Thurs­day.

Yousafzai be­came the youngest per­son to win the No­bel Peace Prize in 2014 when she was rec­og­nized for her global work sup­port­ing school­ing for all chil­dren.

As a teen in Pak­istan, she sur­vived an as­sas­si­na­tion at­tempt by the Tal­iban. She later founded the non-profit Malala Fund to sup­port her work.

Har­vard of­fi­cials say her story has in­spired a gen­er­a­tion of boys and girls to fol­low in her foot­steps.

Now 21, Yousafzai is a stu­dent at Ox­ford Univer­sity in Eng­land.

The Gleits­man Award pro­vides $125,000 (U.S.) for ac­tivism that has im­proved qual­ity of life around the world. Pak­istan’s No­bel lau­re­ate Malala Yousafzai, seen ear­lier this year, is be­ing given the 2018 Gleits­man Award from Har­vard Univer­sity for her work pro­mot­ing girls’ ed­u­ca­tion.

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