Malala started campaigning for the education of girls in Swat valley of Pakistan at the age of eleven. She first rose to prominence by keeping a diary on a BBC blog about the Taliban control of the region and the problems for education of girls. Since then, Malala has been advocating through
The recent attack on Malala Yousafzai, a school student and education activist who was shot on October 9, 2012 further highlights that education for all Pakistani students must be a first priority. We recognize and honor her role and sacrifices in furthering the cause of education in Pakistan.