Malala honored with humanitarian award from Harvard

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CAMBRIDGE, MA – Malala Yousafzai is making headlines again, but this time it’s due to some well-deserved good news.

The world became enamored of the then-15-year-old after she was shot in the head — allegedly by members of the Taliban — last year on her way home from school. This girl — who was already an activist in her own right — quickly became the poster child for education and women’s rights.

And now, Harvard university is weighing in. The Ivy League school awarded Malala with the Peter Gomes Humanitarian Award.

“When you raise your voice and speak up for your rights you can change your future,” she said in her acceptance speech. “Most people consider themselves powerful because they have guns in their hands, but I think I will be powerful if I empower myself with education and with knowledge.”

Malala says she wanted to become a doctor, but is now leaning towards politics. Something tells us this little activist is just getting started.




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