MALALA YOUSAFZAI ATTENDS FIRST OXFORD UNIVERSITY LECTURES FIVE YEARS AFTER BEING SHOT

MALALA YOUSAFZAI ATTENDS FIRST OXFORD UNIVERSITY LECTURES FIVE YEARS AFTER BEING SHOT

Youngest Nobel Prize Laureate and Pakistani activist for female education, Malala Yousafzai, was born in Mingora, Pakistan, to proud parents Ziauddin and Toor Pekai Yousafzai, Malala using the pen name “Gul Makai” to protect her identity, began blogging for the BBC about life under the Taliban rule.

Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize at 17 was accepted at Oxford University in August to study Politics, Philosophy and Economics, attended her first lecture today. Now 22, she has resumed lectures at Oxford university.

On the 9th of October 2012, while on her way from school in a school bus on Swat Valley in north-west Pakistan, a gunman boarded her school bus and shot her in the head, neck and shoulder. This happened because she had begun writing an anonymous diary about life under Taliban rule.

Malala was later flown to the United States for treatment and that was where she completed her secondary education after recovering.

Sharing a photo of some of her textbooks, a laptop and a pencil, Malala wrote on Twitter:

5 years ago, I was shot in an attempt to stop me from speaking out for girls’ education. Today, I attend my first lectures at Oxford.”

 

 

Malala’s post now has 213,000 retweets and 687,000 likes, and 5,891 comment 14 hours after posting (as at the time of this report).

 

 

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