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World Malala Day is a glorifying event that honors the contributions of Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist and a Nobel Peace Prize winner. Her achievements and personality speak volumes of her exceptional work towards girls’ education. Every 12th of July, we celebrate her achievements in ensuring women’s rights worldwide.

This coming 12th of July, we mark the 10th anniversary of World Malala Day, celebrating the legacy of Malala Yousoufzai. In this blog, we’ll explore the history, year of events, significance, achievements, and life lessons of Malala Yousaffzai.

Malala Yousafzai - History of World Malala Day

On July 12, 2013, Malala's 16th birthday, the first Malala Day was celebrated in honor of Malala's support of girls' education. World Malala Day is observed annually to promote awareness of the value of education for all kids, but particularly for females.

Malala Yousafzai was born on July 12, 1997, in the Pakistani hamlet of Mingora. At a young age, she started speaking out against the Taliban's restriction on girls attending school and became a supporter of girls' education. Malala was shot in the head in 2012 by a Taliban fighter as she was walking to school. She overcame the assault and kept advocating for girls' education.

Malala Yousafzai - Year of Events



12th July 1997 

Birth of Malala Yousafzai, Mingora, Pakistan 


Malala Yousafzai’s Father - Formed a Girl’s School 


Malala Yousafzai’s First Public Appearance 


Received Peter J Gomes Humanitarian Award by Dr Allen Counter 


Received Leadership in Civil Society Award 


Received Nobel Peace Prize and established Malala Fund


Started studying Philosophy, Economics, and Politics at the University of Oxford 


Graduated from Oxford University 


Married Asser Malik, one of the managers of Pakistan Cricket Board 


A multi year partnership between Apple and Malala Yousafzai 


Elected as World’s Children’s Prize Decade Child Rights Hero 


Named as the youngest UN Messenger of Peace 


Awarded as Honorary Fellowship at Linacre College 

Malala Yousafzai - Significance of World Malala Day

People all throughout the world connect significant importance to World Malala Day. This day serves as a reminder of the value of education and the struggle for women's rights. The life of Malala Yousafzai is one of bravery and tenacity.

It is a day to emphasize that access to education for all girls is a fundamental human right, and that we must keep working to achieve this goal. This day serves as a poignant reminder of the power of one person's influence on the entire world as well as the necessity of sticking up for what you believe in.

Achievements of Malala Yousoufani

Through her public speeches and the Malala Fund, which supports the education of girls worldwide, Malala keeps up her battle. After Malala had healed from her wounds in March 2013, she was allowed to return to Birmingham for her classes. Later that year, she wrote a book titled "I Am Malala" in which she detailed her experiences.

2013 saw the launch of the Malala Fund. The organization works to ensure that all girls receive a full 12 years of education. She continues to do her work today. Malala continues to advocate actively for the right of girls everywhere to an education.

Malala Yousafzai received the Nobel Peace Prize a year after that, when she was just 17 years old. She is now the youngest recipient of the Nobel Prize ever! Malala gave her reward money, which totaled more than $500,000, to help Pakistan build a secondary school for girls. Along with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian advocate for children's rights, she also split the prize.

Ways to celebrate World Malala Day

Here are some ways to celebrate World Malala Day.

1. Educate yourself

Learn more about Malala's life, activism, and fight for girls' education. Her book, "I Am Malala," is available in bookstores and libraries.

2. Donate to Malala Fund

Malala and her father formed this foundation to promote girls' education all across the world. You can set up a fundraiser in your neighborhood or make an online donation.

3. Spread the word

Use social media to spread the word about Malala Day and the value of educating girls. You may encourage others to take action by sharing Malala's sayings, images, and videos.

4. Volunteer

Participating in a school or after-school program as a volunteer can have a positive impact on your neighborhood. You can run a reading group, help kids with their schoolwork, or plan a scientific fair.

World Malala Day - Life lessons of Malala Yousafzai

Here are some life lessons of Malala Yousafzai.

1. Education - A Fundamental Right

The significance of education as a fundamental right is highlighted by Malala's campaign for education for all kids, especially females. Education empowers people and communities and is crucial for both individual and societal development.

2. Resilience and courage

We can all learn from Malala's bravery and tenacity in the face of adversity. She continued to speak out for girls' education after being shot by the Taliban and developed into a prominent global human rights campaigner.

3. Power of youth

She started fighting for girls' education in Pakistan when she was just 11 years old. Her tale demonstrates that age is not a barrier to making a difference in the world and that young individuals can have a big impact.

4. Never give up

Malala has faced many obstacles along the way, but she never gave up on her goal of making sure that every kid has access to education. She is a tribute to the strength of never giving up on your aspirations thanks to her tenacity and persistence.

World Malala Day - Malala Fund

The Malala Fund’s priority is to break down the barriers of girl’s education by providing an equal world where girls can go to school.

Vision - Introduce a world where every girl can choose her own future.

Mission - Provide 12 years of free, safe, and quality education for every girl

  1. With the help of its campaign called “Education Champion Network”, the Malala Fund invests in local advocates and educators who challenge the policies preventing girls from going to school.
  2. Malala Fund works in places where girls miss out on opportunities for secondary education. Some of the countries include Tanzania, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Turkey, Brazil, Nigeria, Bangladesh, and Pakistan.
  3. The Malala Fund Girl Programme supports feminism and female-led initiatives, groups, and organisations that work to remove obstacles that prevent girls from finishing 12 years of school.
  4. Malala funding support programmes help girls and young women who are hampered by systemic injustices, prejudice, or oppression from realizing their rights and developing their agency.


World Malala Day brings a new light from the darkness of girl’s education which has been for centuries. Malala Yousafzai is this new light that shapes the present and the future of girl’s education.

Her legacy stays immortal even today. As we celebrate World Malala Day, let’s pledge to protect the rights of women, girl’s education, and support women empowerment.

Let’s support Malala’s fight for girl’s education.

Donate to the Malala Fund now!

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