Malala Yousafzai

All round awesome

Malala Yousafzai is the youngest Nobel Prize laureate in history. When she was 11, she wrote a blog under a pseudonym for the BBC about her life under the Taliban and was campaigning for female education rights. 

Her passion for education went against the Taliban, and in October 2012 Malala was shot by a Taliban gunman on a school bus. The murder attempt sparked an international movement to support her, which in turn led Taliban officials to announce a possible second assassination attempt. 

She and her family have since moved to the U.K., where she has continued her activism, founding the Malala Fund and publishing her first book, I Am Malala. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 for her “struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.” 

Super brave and unstoppable, remarkable Malala!

‘One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world’