At the age of 11, Malala Yousafzai took on the Taliban by giving voice to her dreams. As turbaned fighters swept through her town in northwestern Pakistan in 2009, the tiny schoolgirl spoke out about her passion for education — she wanted to become a doctor, she said — and became a symbol of defiance against Taliban subjugation.
On Tuesday, masked Taliban gunmen answered Yousafzai’s courage with bullets, singling out the 14-year-old on a bus filled with terrified schoolchildren, then shooting her in the head and neck. Two other girls were wounded in the attack. (source)
The first ever Day of the Girl is dedicated to Malala Yousafzai. Malala’s story is truly an inspirational story of a young girl standing up for girls rights to education.
LOST AND BOUND People explore a labyrinth of 250,000 second-hand and new books, entitled aMAZEme, at The Clore Ballroom in the Royal Festival Hall in London. (Photo: Tony Kyriacou / Rex Features via The Telegraph)
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In case you don’t know already - I will be living on AUS$2 a day for food and drinks to gain perspective what its like for the 1.4 billion people who live in absolute poverty. Absolute poverty means not having enough to cover all the necessities, where the cost of one day’s education means the loss of a meal. Where some things, such as education, health, medicine, are sacrificed for other things such as food, drinks.
Money fundraised will go towards the Oaktree Foundation’s work in Papua New Guinea.
$50 will provide a class in PNG with stationary for a year
$250 will give a brother and sister in Cambodia the opportunity to go to school for a year
$500 will help build a teachers house in Yangis, PNG
$1000 will provide training to set up a business, life skills, and microfinance for 3 years for four young people in East Timor
$4000 will provide 120 children with scholarships to go to school for a year in Cambodia