Nobel-winning activist Malala Yousafzai finishes high school, joins Twitter
It’s easy to forget that the Nobel Prize laureate and education activist Malala Yousafzai is just like any 19-year-old.
The young Pakistani humanitarian joined Twitter July 7 and shared that she was graduating from high school.
Graduating from secondary school (high school) is bittersweet for me. I’m excited about my future, but… 2/
— Malala (@Malala) July 7, 2017FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFO
She also announced that she was going to tour Middle East, Africa and South America to advocate for girls’ education.
She asked netizens if they were in on her cause:
On and off Twitter, I’m fighting for girls — will you join me?✋🏾 6/
— Malala (@Malala) July 7, 2017
Joining social media after high school was probably a good idea:
Thank you to everyone for the warm welcome. I’m still reading all your replies and it may take awhile. Glad I joined AFTER exams!
— Malala (@Malala) July 8, 2017
Yousafzai is a student at Edgbaston High School for Girls in Birmingham, England.
In a 2009 documentary by New York Times, she spoke up against the Taliban preventing girls from receiving education in her hometown, the Swat Valley.
After a murder attempt by the Taliban where she was shot in the head in October 9, 2012, Yousafzai moved to England with her family. She has since gained worldwide support for her cause to provide girls with access to quality education. JB
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