Wednesday, 13 November 2013


Last October was International Day of the Girl, and The Daily Show was able to interview Malala Yousafzai, a courageous young advocate for girls’ education from Pakistan’s Swat Valley. 

But first, let's remember her story.

Study this interactive timeline and get the information needed to retell her story.

Watch the following video about the story of Malala Yousafzai:

Last year, Malala was targeted and shot by radical Taliban militants while on her school bus. She was a youth blogger for the BBC advocating girls education in her native Pakistan, and continued to go to school despite a Taliban ban outlawing women’s education. Malala made a full recovery, and has since used her newfound fame to highlight the discrimination that girls often face when seeking an education in the developing world, and why girls’ education is so essential to the health of a society. 

Because of her courage in the face of great opposition, Mala was nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize. Although she didn't win the prize, she continues to speak out and raise money to promote education, despite renewed death threats against her...

At least one group was pleased with the decision not to reward her with the Nobel Prize. Find out more.
Let's do some reading aloud about her story.
Now you can watch the amazing interview. Take some notes for later discussion.

She spoke at the UN Youth Assembly on her 16th birthday.

Watch her speech and do the following taks: 
  • Send me an oral report with the best headlines in it. 

Answer the following questions in your report:

  • What were the Taliban's two goals in attacking Malala? How have their actions toward these goals backfired?
  • What role has technology played in Malala’s crusade?
  • What are the characteristics of a hero? Is Malala Yousafzai a hero? Find adjectives to describe her.
  • Malala's story teaches us that one person can make a big difference. In your own words, explian how Malala has made a difference in the world.
Deadline: 23rd November 

Despite the importance of the subject, let's finish the post with a smile. 

Watch the following short film "Pipas" (sunflower seeds) awarded with the best screenplay and best director in the 9th edtion of Notodofilmfest 

How does the video relate to the education gender gap topic?

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