Malala Yousufzai, the world’s youngest Nobel laureate, and activist is an Oxford graduate now.
However, this time the graduation ceremony did not take place in its traditional manner amid coronavirus pandemic.
Instead, a special virtual commencement ceremony was held and the young activist was part of the popular lineup in YouTube original, Dear Class of 2020.
The virtual commencement event brought together inspirational leaders, celebrities and YouTube creators to celebrate graduates, their families, and their local communities.
YouTube shared a 12-second clip of Malala from the virtual ceremony.
“Don’t be defined by what you lose in this crisis but by how you respond to it”, said Malala while addressing the millions graduating all around the globe.
“You have gained your education, now it’s time that you go out and use it for the betterment of the world. Congratulations to the class of 2020!”, she added.
Congratulations on your graduation, @Malala! We're honored to share your words and celebrate you as a member of the unstoppable Class of 2020. #DearClassof2020https://t.co/dajFzsKVHq pic.twitter.com/jB8NQ915nD— YouTube (@YouTube) June 7, 2020
The popular YouTube lineup had stars such as Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys, Shawn Mendes, Katy Perry, and Taylor Swift, who hailed the class of 2020 on this outstanding achievement.
Furthermore, the event included popular K-Pop band BTS which brought the Dear Class Of 2020 YouTube event to a roaring close with a 12-minute performance of three-hit songs.