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Malala Yousafzai opens a school for girls

By Landis Urquhart

Malala Yousafzai, the world’s youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner, recently established a school for female Syrian refugees ages 14 to 18.
Yousafzai believes education is essential to success and achieving one’s potential and therefore has vowed to help children get the education they need. She opened a non-profit organization to help fund the school known as the Malala Fund, which will continue to raise money to build more schools.
Many adolescents, especially young girls, living in Syria do not have access to education necessary for employment. Students learn 21st century skills related to technology; education similar to a liberal arts degree in college.
With this education, Yousafzai hopes that “Students will participate in skills courses intended to help them find work and generate their own incomes.”
The education given will create a more self sufficient, intelligent, and experienced generation.

Photography courtesy of: malala.org

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