The Voice of MY generation: Malala Yousafzai
By Matt Hampton
Malala Yousafzai was born on July 12, 1997. Her father started a chain of Public Schools in Pakistan's Swat District. When Malala was 11, she wrote a blog about her daily life and how the Taliban was trying to take over. She also proposed new ideas for girl's education. Her goal was to have every person in the world in school by the end of 2015, and mostly girls in Pakistan, because girls were not allowed to go to school in Pakistan. Later that year, journalists started writing articles and making documentaries. The Pakistan military didn't like this. Pakistan sent a gunman to try and kill Malala. As she boarded her school bus, she was shot by the gunman 3 times. Malala was unconscious for a few days, and was in critical condition. When she was healed better, she was sent to Birmingham, England to be treated at a better hospital. She made a full recovery and lives in Birmingham, England where she still speaks out against education.