Malala Yousafzai turns 26
By News Desk
July 11, 2023 05:30 PM
Malala Yousafzai, the renowned Pakistani education activist and youngest Nobel Prize laureate took to Twitter and shared her thoughts on her 26th birthday.
In her heartfelt message, she recalled her address at the United Nations a decade ago.
“It’s hard to believe tomorrow is my 26th birthday ten years since I spoke at the United Nations. 16-year-old me had no idea what would happen next, the amazing people she would meet, the places she would go. She was just determined to continue her fight for girls’ education”, she tweeted.
Since that day at the UN, Malala made a commitment to spend her birthdays with girls, a tradition that has taken her to numerous countries around the world.
She further penned on Twitter, “Since that day, I made a commitment to spend my birthday with girls, a tradition that has brought me to Nigeria, Kenya, Brazil and Ethiopia, and to refugee camps in Lebanon, Rwanda and Iraq.”
She expressed her excitement about being able to celebrate her birthday once again with the girls after COVID as her travel plans were disturbed during the pandemic.
“And while the pandemic put a brief pause on travel, I am thrilled to celebrate again in person with my sisters this year. I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate this anniversary and I hope you follow along to see where I land.”
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