Today in memorable opening paragraphs


Malala_Yousafzai_book

I come from a country which was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday.

One year ago I left my home for school and never returned. I was shot by a Taliban bullet and was flown out of Pakistan unconscious. Some people say I will never return home but I believe firmly in my heart that I will. To be torn from the country that you love is not something to wish on anyone.

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban, Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb

Belated congratulations to Malala Yousafzai who won the Nobel Peace Prize last week. Fun fact: I lived in Pakistan for a few months as a child. I am privileged enough to never have had to fight to access education, though. The Malala Fund continues to fight for girls who are not so lucky, marginalised and deprived of voice by society, by the circumstances of their birth. The Fund’s approach consists of three pillars, listed on the website:

WE AMPLIFY the voices of the girls to keep them in the spotlight, inspire girls globally and drive action on girls’ issues by the global community.

WE ADVOCATE at the international, national and local level for policy and system changes that give girls access to a high quality education at a community level.
WE INVEST in community centered scalable solutions that provide quality education with potential for systems level change by empowering local leaders and educators.
Do you think this is important? I do. Join Malala here. Donate here.

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