There is some seriously feel-good Friday news just in as it has been revealed that Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi have won this year’s Nobel peace prize!
The 17-year-old education rights activist was shot in the head by a gunman in 2012 on a school bus in Pakistan but amazingly survived and went on to become a great campaigner for women’s educational rights in her home country.
Malala first gained public attention as a blogger for the BBC at the age of 11, detailing her life under Taliban rule in Pakistan.
She is the youngest Nobel laureate in history and won alongside Indian children’s rights activist, Kailash Satyarthi. His organization, Bachpan Bachao Andolan, has freed over 80,000 children from slavery and servitude and re-educated and rehabilitated them.
It’s so great to hear that Malala’s efforts and struggles in the process of getting her message across have finally been recognised!
Well done to to Malala and Kailash – so well deserved!