Malala Yousafzai To Receive Harvard Award For Activism
According to Harvard’s Kennedy School, Yousafzai will be awarded the 2018 Gleitsman Award at a ceremony on December 6.
Yousafzai was a 15-year-old when she survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban. Since then, everything has changed. The Pakistani activist and the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 lived to tell her inspirational story.
The Taliban attack did not deter her. In fact, she was strengthened by the attack. Now, she is a fierce advocate for girls’ education.
The Pakistani activist is also the co-founder of the Malala Fund. She is highly motivated to raise investment for girls’ education across the world. As part of her ‘Gulmakai Network’ initiative, Malala blogs against the Taliban regime and about education champions across the world. The initiative is based on Malala‘s pen name.
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Her never-ending battle earned her an honorary Canadian citizenship. Currently, she is a citizen of England and promotes education among children, especially girls. Malala is studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Lady Margaret Hall at Oxford.
Hailing from Swat Valley in Pakistan to holding the torch of women power worldwide, Malala’s story is one of a kind. Now 20, her life-altering journey is all set to be recorded on celluloid. The Pakistani activist’s biopic is titled Gul Makai.
Amjad Khan has taken up the challenge to film Yousafzai’s exemplary story. Backed by Anand Kumar, the film has signed TV actress Reem Sheikh to play Malala. It also features Om Puri, Divya Dutta (plays the role of Malala’s mother) and Ragini Khanna, reports The Quint.
‘Gul Makai’ was the pseudonym under which Malala had been blogging about her city