Malala Yousafzai is evidently very passionate about her education cause and she has left no stone unchanged in last years to achieve her goal. The Nobel laureate recently attended Late Night with Lilly Singh show and once again reiterated her stance.
“I always used to say when I was 11 and I was fighting for my right to education I used to think I have to grow up to change the world but I realized you don’t need to grow up to make a change. You can do it right now,” said the young activist studying in Oxford currently.
When asked about her New Year’s resolution, Malala stood firm on her grounds and wished to enroll more girls in school through her NGO Malala Fund.
“It’s not just a New Year’s resolution but also the start of a new decade and this last year has been all about young activism so for the new decade, I want to keep fighting for girls education; there are 130 million girls out of school and I hope we can achieve more. So I wish we can get more girls to go to school in the next decade,” said Malala.
She also spoke of her new platform Assembly that brings together girls from all over the world to share their stories and help give them a voice.
“Through Assembly, Malala Fund is sharing stories of girls over 90 countries in different languages,” said the activist.
While adding further she explained, “It’s a platform for girls and by girls where they can share their voice and you can listen and share their stories and raise awareness in your community and talk to people. Whatever step you take, it actually matters so I really encourage you all to do something for girls’ education.”
However, despite her endeavors and accomplishments, she’s a regular teenager for her family and even her Nobel prize came as a fun banter with her younger brother.
“Parents always get excited, for them it was such a big day but my little brother was like, ‘Look, you’ve won the Noble Peace Prize but it doesn’t mean you can be a bossy sister,” Malala candidly spoke.
“For them, it was like not much has changed, even when they come to university and see my room they are like why haven’t you cleaned up when did you last change your bed sheets, why aren’t your clothes in the wardrobe, did you not wash your dishes, all these sort of things,” she added.