In October 2012, a Taliban gunman boarded Malala Yousafzai’s school bus, asked for her by name, and fired three shots. The Taliban had banned girls from being educated in 2009, but she did more than get an education. In 2014, Malala became the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner.
Malala recently met Bill Gates, who gave her high praise. He said, “After meeting her, I can tell you there is much more to Malala than the story of a brutal shooting and a miraculous recovery. She’s a really impressive person and a compelling, sophisticated advocate. I loved chatting with her and just wish the conversation could have gone on longer.”
If you’re inspired by Malala, you can donate to continue education for girls around the world at the Malala Fund. You can show you’re taking a stand by using the hashtag #withMalala on Twitter.
With the support of her family, Malala continues to tell her story around the world. She declared, “I am those 66 million girls who are deprived of education. I’m not a lone voice, I am many. And our voices are our most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen…they can change the world!”
Keep changing your world, Soul Bosses. Enjoy!