Malala Yousafzai Inspires All As She Accepts The Nobel Peace Prize
At age 17, Malal Yousafzai became the world’s youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner for her work in advocating for education for all.
Yousafzai, who was shot in the head twice by the Taliban in 2012, inspired everyone as she accepted the award on Friday in Birmingham, England.
“I’m proud that I’m the first Pakastani and first young person who is getting this award,” she said during her acceptance speech. “It’s a great honor for me.”
She thanks her family and explains how her father didn’t give her something extra, but he didn’t clip her wings.
“It’s sometimes quite difficult to express your feelings, but I felt really honored and more powerful and more courageous because this award isn’t just a medal that you would wear or an award you would keep in your room, it’s an encouragement for me to go forward and believe in myself and know there are people who are supporting me in this campaign. That we are standing together to make sure that every child received quality education.”
Yousafzai said she hoped that by winning this award, it will encourage children internationally to speak out for their rights.
“I decided that I would speak up. Through my story I want to tell other children all around the world they should stand up for their rights,” Yousafzai said. “They should not wait for someone else. This award is especially for them, it gives them courage.”