Author : Mala Yousafai with Christina Lamb
I am Malala is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls’ education and of Malala’s parents’ fierce love for their daughter in a society that wants only sons. It makes us believe in the power of a person’s voice to inspire and bring the needed change in the world.
When the Taliban took control of the Swat valley, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to education. She was born in a poor family with two brothers younger than her. On Tuesday, 9th of October 2012, she paid the ultimate price, she was shot point blank while returning home from school in a bus. She was not expected to survive. Instead, her miraculous recovery took her from a remote village Swat in northern Pakisthan to the United States of America. At sixteen she has become a global symbol for peaceful protest and the youngest Nobel Prize for Peace.
Her goal is to raise her voice on behalf of millions of girls who are denied the right of education and realize their potential. She has constituted the Malala Fund which believes that every child has the power to change the world all that they need is a chance. The fund will help local communities to develop innovative solutions to build traditional approaches when the girl children will find an audience to their voice and thereby create a better tomorrow.
One child, one Teacher, One Book, One Pen… is the motto of the Malala Fund that strives to change the world through education.