Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani student and education activist who began speaking out for girls’ education at the age of 11. After surviving an assassination attempt by the Taliban at 15, she co-founded Malala Fund with her father Ziauddin. She is the youngest ever Nobel Laureate. Malala currently lives in the U.K. with her family.
Malala Fund works in regions where the most girls miss out on secondary education. Their priority countries are Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Nigeria and countries housing Syrian refugees (Lebanon and Jordan).
WHAT THEY DO
Malala Fund wants to see a world where every girl can complete 12 years of safe, quality education.
They advocate — at local, national and international levels — for resources and policy changes needed to ensure all girls complete 12 years of school.
They invest in developing country education leaders and organisations — the people who best understand girls in their communities — in regions where most girls miss out on secondary education.
They amplify girls’ voices. Malala Fund believes adolescent girls should speak for themselves and tell leaders what resources they need to learn and achieve their potential.