Session Information

Date: 1 April 2016

UK Time (BST): 09.00

Kenya Time (EAT): 12.00

About Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai was born on July 12, 1997, in Mingora, Pakistan. As a child, she became an advocate for girls' education, which resulted in the Taliban issuing a death threat against her. On October 9, 2012, a gunman shot Malala when she was traveling home from school. She survived, and has continued to speak out on the importance of education. She was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2013. In 2014, she was nominated again and won, becoming the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

‘Believe in yourself, believe in your voice, it is very powerful and you can bring change in your societies and communities and you can fight all issues and come forward and speak for yourself’.

Malala Yousafzai

Key facts

Malala was born in Mingora, Pakistan in 1997.

She addressed the United Nations on her 16th birthday

 Malala visited Dadaab refugee camp on her 19th birthday and met the girls from her Leadership Lesson.