At one point in her life, Malala Yousafzai didn’t think she would even complete her high school education, let alone graduate from one of the most prestigious colleges in the world. She has worked incredibly hard and has overcome so many obstacles over the course of her life, and there’s no doubt about the fact that this Nobel Peace Prize winner now has the opportunity to celebrate everything that she has achieved.
A Troubled Childhood
Malala Yousafzai was born in Pakistan, and while her family were in charge of numerous schools in the area and adored by the local people, the military forces around her were quick to destroy any chance of Malala and the other young girls from making a name for themselves. In fact, they were told that they were no longer allowed an education in 2009, and the girls’ school was closed indefinitely. Malala had big dreams, though, so she continued to pursue her education and inspired others around her to do the same – but in secret.
Becoming A Target
While she was revered by women’s rights groups and organizations, the forces around her were growing increasingly concerned about her influence. So, they made an attempt on her life. Malala was shot in the head and eventually flown to the United Kingdom for life-saving surgery and treatment. Although some suggested that she wouldn’t make it, Malala pulled through. After this, she was more determined than ever to finish school and graduate from college.
Heading To Oxford
Now, Malala has graduated from the University of Oxford with a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. She posted about her celebrations on social media, where she could be seen sitting around a congratulatory cake with her family and covered in food and confetti after Oxford’s famous “trashing” ceremony. As you can see, she looked pretty proud of herself – and we understand why.
We can’t wait to see what Malala does next!