Malala celebrated her 16th birthday today by telling the UN that education could change the world.
“Let us pick up our books and pens. They are our most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world. Education is the only solution,” a confident Yousafzai said to cheers from the podium.
The Taliban tried to stop her last October but, for once, they failed.
“They shot my friends too. They thought that the bullets would silence us. But they failed and out of that silence came thousands of voices,” she said in Friday’s speech.
“The terrorists thought they would change my aims and stop my ambitions, but nothing changed in my life except
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