Malala Yousafzai Biography
Full Name: Malala Yousafzai
Nick Name: Malala
Date of Birth: July 12, 1997 ( Age 21 years )
Place of Birth: Mingora, Swat ,kpk
Residence: Birmingham, England, UK
- Edgbaston High School for Girls (2013–2017)
- Khushal Public School (2012)
- Lady Margaret Hall
Occupation: Activist for female education
Father Name: Ziauddin Yousafzai
Mother Name: Toor Pekai Yousafzai
Siblings: Khushal Yousafzai, Atal Yousafzai
Interesting Facts (biography) about Malala Yousafzai
- Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani who at the age of 17, became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize after surviving an assassination attempt by the Taliban.
- At Malala Yousafzai’s 2013 speech at the United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pronounced July 12th – Yousafzai’s birthday – ‘Malala Day’ in honor of the young leader’s activism to ensure education for all children.
- Her family is Sunni Muslim of Pashtun ethnicity.
- Her last name, Yousafzai, is that of a large Pashtun tribal confederation that is predominant in Pakistan’s Swat Valley, where she grew up.
- At her house in Mingora, she lived with her two younger brothers, Khushal and Atal, her parents, Ziauddin and Toor Pekai, and two pet chickens.
- Her father who is a poet, school owner, and an educational activist.
- She aspired to become a doctor, but later, her father encouraged her to become a politician instead.
- Malala’s best quote is “I tell my story not because it is unique, but because it is the story of many girls.”
- International Children’s Peace Prize (nominee)
- National Youth Peace Prize
- Anne Frank Award for Moral Courage
- Sitara-e-Shujaat, Pakistan’s third-highest civilian bravery award
- Foreign Policy magazine top 100 global thinker
- Time magazine Person of the Year shortlist for 2012
- Mother Teresa Awards for Social Justice
- Rome Prize for Peace and Humanitarian Action
- Top Name in Annual Survey of Global English in 2012
- Simone de Beauvoir Prize and more
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