I speak not for myself but for those without voice… those who have fought for their rights… their right to live in peace, their right to be treated with dignity, their right to equality of opportunity, their right to be educated.
So, today it’s been announced that Malala Yousafzi has won the Nobel Peace Prize. Frankly, I can’t think of anyone better.
If you haven’t heard of her, where have you been? Malala is a 17 year old Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot in the head by the Taliban. Her crime? Daring to go to school, and to speak out in favour of girls having an education. Hard to understand the problem with that, right? Well, I’m lucky enough to have gone to school in England, where girls and boys have an equal right to an education and actually, girls tend to do better. Malala feels that in EVERY country, women should have the same right to education as men. I hear you, sister!
In some parts of the world, students are going to school every day. It’s their normal life. But in other part of the world, we are starving for education… it’s like a precious gift. It’s like a diamond.