Malala Day is celebrated July 12 in honor of Malala Yousafzai’s birthday. Malala Yousafzai is an author, cofounder of the Malala Fun, Nobel laureate and activist dedicated to protecting and encouraging girl’s education and equality. From the Malala Fund:
Malala Fund’s key initiative — the Gulmakai Network — supports the work of education champions in developing countries and speeds up progress towards girls’ secondary education around the world.
Education activists like Malala and Ziauddin present the strongest challenge to barriers that keep girls out of school. Threats to girls’ education — like poverty, war and gender discrimination — differ between countries and communities. Local educators and activists understand challenges in their communities and are best placed to identify, innovate and advocate for policy and programmatic solutions.
Read more about the Malala Fund, don’t miss this article about Greta Thunberg and Malala Yousafzai from The Guardian and watch Malala’s address to the class of 2020 on YouTube
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