This blog has been designed to provide information about the activities held at the social studies bilingual sections in CPI Tino Grandío (Guntín,Spain). The English language and Social Studies teachers have elaborated most of the resources you can see but our "auxiliares de conversa" also have their own page and posts. Therefore everyone is invited to have a look .

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Who is Malala Yousafzai?

Malala Yousafzai, picture from Wikipedia
Malala Yousafzai is a 17-year-old girl from Pakistan who was awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.


  • Malala was born on the 12th July, 1997 in Mingora, Pakistan. 
  • Her home city was a tourist spot before the Taliban reached power.
  • As a child, she strongly defended girls' right to education so the Taliban issued a death threat against her.
  • In 2008, after the Taliban had started attacking schools for girls she gave a speech titled, "How dare the Taliban take away my basic right to education?", and then continued to give international attention to the issue.
  • On the 9th October 2012 she was shot while going back home from school.
  • She survived after being flown to a British hospital for treatment and in 2013 she started attending school in Birmingham, England.
  • In 2013 she published her biography, I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban.
  • On the 10th of October, 2013, in acknowledgement of her work, the European Parliament awarded Yousafzai the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.
  • In 2014 she has become the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
And this a summary of her speech, defending education for girls, in the UN.

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