Born in Pakistan in 1997, Malala Yousafzai is one of the most inspiring young girls in the world. From an early age she showed her passion for school and education. She attended the school that he father founded. At a very early age she became an activist for women’s rights to go to school and get educated.

In 2009 she began blogging for the BBC using the nickname Gul Makai. Her hidden identity didn’t last long. In December of that year her real identity was discovered, so the Taliban started threatening her and her family. One day when she was coming from school, she was shot in the head by a Taliban. Malala survived the attack and when she recovered, she started to be more and more involved as an activist for women’s right to get educated.

In 2013 she was awarded by the European Parliament the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. In 2014 she was nominated for the Nobel Peace prize, and became the youngest person in history (only 17 years old) to win it. Malala is a true inspiration to all those girls that aspire to become something bigger in life, despite the challenging personal circumstances they may face in their life.

See Malala below giving an inspired speech about the importance of education:

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