As a child, Malala wanted to be a scientist or a doctor, her father owned a school and an educational activist. She was mainly educated by him and learned a lot about activism. She began to take inspiration from her father, Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. When she was only 11 years old, BBC Urdu wanted a new way to cover the Taliban influence in Swat. They decided to ask a schoolgirl to see how her life was in Pakistan, they contacted Ziauddin Yousafzai (her father) after a while, he finally suggested her daughter. She had to straighten the notes and send them to a BBC employee and they would see the note by email to the BBC for blog posting. These were his thoughts during the first battle of Swat, the fact that fewer girls started attending school and the way the Taliban bombed many schools. As she grew older, she continued to write to the BBC on how life was with the Taliban.
She continued to write about her life and other Pakistani lives, some of which is about how the Taliban bombed schools or how the boy’s school reopened and the girls’ school is remained closed. This made Malala furious because she was a curious girl and wanted to learn. Fortunately, a few months later, the schools reopened and, as Malala said in one of her blog posts, “the attendance in my class was 19 out of 27 students and the Taliban were still active in the region”. Malala has already had a difficult life with the Taliban and schools were closing all the time.
On October 9, 2012, her life changed, even more, she was only 15 years old, coming home when a Taliban stopped the bus and said: “Which of you is Malala? Speak, if not, I will shoot you all.
It is obvious that Malala Yousafzai has accomplished a lot during her life. Indeed, she received several awards for her bravery: Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, National Youth Prize for Peace in 2011 and “Shorty Award for Teen Hero” in 2015. These achievements had a great impact on our worldview in the face of religious and gender extremism.
Today Malala continues to champion education and the rights of children around the world. She continued her campaign while continuing her studies, and is currently reading politics, philosophy and economics at the University of Oxford. Malala still fights for the rights of children who look like her, she uses her advertising to spread the problems and raise awareness; she is truly an incredible figure for all.