It is March 2018 when Malala looks out through the helicopter window and takes a photograph with her mobile phone. Soon the helicopter will be landing in the Swat Valley, in the same place that the helicopter took off from with the unconscious Malala six years earlier.
Ever since she regained consciousness, Malala has dreamed of being able to return to her homeland. Today she lives in the UK and is studying at Oxford University. But she still carries on fighting for
girls’ rights whenever
she can. During her visit to Pakistan, Malala has meetings with Pakistan’s prime minister, who gives his support to Malala’s education project.
In her speech to him, Malala says:
“Pakistan’s future generations are the greatest asset we have. We must invest in children’s education... so that women can be empowered, work, stand on their own two feet and support themselves.”
Malala with girls from Chibok in Nigeria who were abducted from their school by the terrorist group Boko Haram. 112 of the 276 girls who were abducted are still missing.
On Malala Day 2017, Malala visited refugee children from Syria in Iraq.
“I think it’s important for girls to boost their self-confidence first, and then we can work together to tackle the challenges from outside,” says Malala. She has met Nigeria’s prime minister and explained that policies and money are needed to fund 12 years of free and safe, high-quality education for every girl.
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