Malala Yousafzai
“I tell my story, not because it is unique, but because it is not. It is the story of many girls.”

—Malala Yousafzai

Malala is a voice of hope – advocating for the 130 million girls around the world who are not in school. She is young, bold and determined to make an impact for girls and their right to education.

Her biography is like no other. Malala is a Pakistani activist, student, UN Messenger of Peace and the youngest person ever awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. At age 15, she was shot by the Taliban for speaking out against their ban on girls’ education. Malala recovered, continued her campaign and, as co-founder of Malala Fund, is building a global movement of support for 12 years of free safe, quality education for girls.

Malala inspires us with her fearlessness and captures our hearts with her humility. “I tell my story, not because it is unique, but because it is not. It is the story of many girls,” declares this remarkable young woman.

And yet, her most notable achievements are inspiring young girls the world over.

Rachel, a 14 year-old student in Nigeria— “Now, for me, I have decided not to allow life circumstances to deter me from my goals. I have decided to be a medical doctor. I am more determined to finish my education even through financial challenges. I believe girls are equal with boys and deserve to be educated.”

Sydney, a 16 year-old student in Mexico, — “I hope speaking about education on my local radio station will help women send their daughters to school. No matter how much they fight now, one day when they see daughters studying and changes achieved, they will say it was worth fighting for.”

Fatima, a 17 year-old student in Afghanistan — “I study and learn by heart to reach my dreams. My hope is not just for me, but that all girls shall reach their dreams of education and freedom.”

Malala’s organization believes that girls are the best investment in the future peace and prosperity of our world. When girls learn for 12 years it drives economic growth, creates a healthier workforce and promotes lasting peace.

She calls on global leaders to take action and is seeing great results. But there is much more left to do to see every girl in school. Perhaps you would like to help. Visit Malala Fund’s website for information about girls’ education and opportunities to get involved:

Malala truly believes that girls should learn history. And make it.

Courage. Pass It On!

This billboard about Courage features Malala Yousafzai.

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Your Comments
abigail from crestwood school MAY 12, 2023
and she is still living today

Thais Marques from Brazil APRIL 15, 2021
It's a inspiration story. Education can change the girls' life and it's necessary fight for this right. Thank you.

skyler from tx. DECEMBER 11, 2020
Saw the build board in person i love it!

Venya Naveen from New Jersey  NOVEMBER 23, 2020
Yeah Malala You go girl !😊🇲🇻 Malala you rule the world 🌎 with your caring generosity amongst all the young girls that you’ve inspired, I am sure that they will change the world and bring it down because of you Malala.

Venya Naveen from New Jersey  NOVEMBER 23, 2020
I like it because girls should have education to get a job in life and live easily and normally , cause life doesn’t chooses the path that we want to go , we have to choose the path ourselves and go that way and Malala is right because she didn’t have that chance in her county cause the girls there didn’t have the right to study or get a good education, they were banned from doing it and I say to you my friends life doesn’t change itself like we want it to , that change starts from us and not the life.

Venya Naveen from New Jersey  NOVEMBER 23, 2020
Yeah I got education by going to school and I think the girls should have that too , cause if girls don’t have any education than they won’t a good job in life or live happily during their future. Yeah I agree that Malala is right we should have some education to become great people in life and achieve something more meaningful to ourselves.

Jalyssa from Haley SEPTEMBER 15, 2020
I like it

Jenna Herritt from Kent state APRIL 14, 2020
I like it

Kim Braddock from Oregon APRIL 10, 2020
A new quote: teach girls history.; So they Become women who make it. Or Teach girls about history and watch them become women who make it. Or. Girls who learn about history become women who make it.

Julien from Canada APRIL 12, 2019
Well acrually there are many girls Know in history, like Valentina Tereshkova who was the first person to orbit the earth, Amilia Airheart, etc. There for girls like you should learn history.

Sahar from TEXAS DECEMBER 6, 2018
I saw this on the I-35 highway between Austin and Dallas! I'm from Pakistan and Malala makes me so proud!

Anonymous MARCH 29, 2018
Nice job, I admire you so mutch

Anonymous MARCH 14, 2018
love the story

Angel MARCH 14, 2018
Good Job Malala

Rach MARCH 13, 2018
Always have courage

Anonymous MARCH 7, 2018
I had to choose someone as most influencial person. It was hands down Malala. Didn't even have to think about it.

Anonymous MARCH 6, 2018
Malala is such an insipiration to me. I think she should keep doing what she is doing. she is just amazing!! Good Job Malala!!!!!!!!

Anonymous MARCH 5, 2018
Such an inspiration !! (:

Anonymous FEBRUARY 6, 2018
amazing :)

Anonymous JANUARY 11, 2018
I look up to you

Anonymous JANUARY 9, 2018
Malala is an amazing woman! I hope her campaign is entirely successful and appreciate her standing up for a better world.

Anonymous JANUARY 3, 2018
I love Malala's story and am so happy to she her apart of this incredible campaign.

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