Malala Yousafzai Wins Nobel Peace Prize

ht_malala_book_cover_Malala Yousafzai >> We have written about this amazing young woman before. [Malala — a shining example of complete class, fighting for education for girls]. Two years ago as a middle school aged child in Pakistan, she was shot in the head by the Taliban just for going to school. She stood up to them then and has continued her fight for education for all children – especially for girls, often denied schooling in third world and emerging countries.

We are huge fans of Malala’s and are thrilled to see her honored so enormously for her courage and her mission.

Read more about Malala’s life story here >> Malala Yousafzai Wins Nobel Peace Prize 2 Years After Shooting

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4 Responses to Malala Yousafzai Wins Nobel Peace Prize

  1. I find it interesting that I first saw this post this morning and noticed no comments had been posted. Now I see it again 12 hours later and still no comments.
    What does it say that the readers of this blog, so interested in education here in DeKalb, ignore the honor given to a young woman who valued education so much she risked her life to get it, not just for herself but for others?
    I am glad the keepers of the blog did notice and appreciate this young woman. We need to teach our children not only to fight for their own rights here at home, but to be aware of how blessed they are to have them. And we also need to teach them that those less blessed need to be supported as they aim high to get to have the same rights we have.

  2. We agree and would sincerely hope that at least our teachers will share Malala’s story with their students. Most American children have no appreciation for the value of the educations they receive here — for free!

  3. September says:

    I’m glad she is being recognized for her efforts to help young women get the education they need and deserve. This was shared at my school.

  4. Teachers Matter says:

    This truly amazing young woman is willing to die for the right to go to school. Contrast this to those DCSD students who not only take their free education for granted, but do absolutely nothing to benefit from it. It’s just so sad and discouraging for those of us who fight the battle against apathy every day.

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