I Am Malala-22013:  On her 16th birthday, Malala spoke at the United Nations (UN) to call for worldwide access to education.  The UN declared the event “Malala Day” which is now celebrated every year on her birthday – July 12.

Malala and her father, Ziauddin, started the Malala Fund with the goal of helping all girls get 12 years of a safe, quality education. #YesAllGirls 

2014:  At the age of 17 she received the Nobel Peace Prize, becoming the youngest person to ever receive that award.   Watch her speech.

2015:  Malala celebrated her 18th birthday by opening a girls’ school for Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

2016:  Malala spent her 19th birthday visiting girls living in refugee camps in East Africa.

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Stand #withMalala

  • Learn more about the issue of girls’ education by watching the film, He Named Me Malala.  Watch the trailer.
  • Make a donation or start a fundraiser to support the Malala Fund.
  • #PassTheBag – Schoola sends you an empty bag to fill with gently used kids’ and women’s clothing.

They sell the items in their online store and donate 40% of the proceeds to the Malala Fund.  It’s easy and it’s free!

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  1. […]  Discuss the the right to education, and how that is not the reality for all.  Introduce Malala Yousefzai‘s story and her fight for this right.  Decide how you can […]

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Creating and sharing resources for teaching kids about world cultures and geography.

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