Malala Fund calls for new school models to improve education

Schooling models haven’t been adapted for decades, and The Malala Fund is shining the spotlight on key educational issues that need fixing and innovations that show promise.

Since starting in October 2013, the organization that rose as a response to the tragic shooting of then 14-year old Pakistani girl Malala Yousafzai, is finding its stride.

Shiza Shahid, co-founder and CEO of The Malala Fund, spoke with Devex at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s International Women’s Day Forum last week and shared her thoughts on  progress and priorities moving forward.

Devex Impact report Adva Saldinger interviews Shiza Shahid of The Malala Fund.

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  • Adva Saldinger

    Adva Saldinger is an Associate Editor at Devex, where she covers the intersection of business and international development, as well as U.S. foreign aid policy. From partnerships to trade and social entrepreneurship to impact investing, Adva explores the role the private sector and private capital play in development. A journalist with more than 10 years of experience, she has worked at several newspapers in the U.S. and lived in both Ghana and South Africa.

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