Growing up in Pakistan’s Swat Valley, Malala Yousafzai witnessed how dangerous it can be for girls to go to school—and how much they lose if they’re denied the opportunity.
After being attacked by the Taliban for speaking out against its ban on girls’ education, she co-founded the Malala Fund to help girls get 12 years of safe, free, and quality schooling.
Today, the fund has programs in Pakistan, Nigeria, Kenya, Sierra Leone, and countries hosting Syrian refugees, where it starts schools, invests in educational institutions, and provides grants for girls. Here’s a look at some of the work the nonprofit is doing.
On February 29, the documentary He Named Me Malala will have its television premiere on the National Geographic Channel at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central. (The Channel partnered with Fox Searchlight Pictures on the release of the documentary.) You can support girls' education by standing #WithMalala.
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