Malala urges children to speak out against injustice

KARACHI: Pakistani Nobel laureate Malala Yousufzai on Saturday vowed to continue her support of educational initiatives.

“I speak for education, and it is my wish that every boy and girl receive education. This is why I started working when there was terrorism in Swat and when I could not go to school myself. So I raised my voice,” she said while speaking via video conference to an audience at the Karachi Arts Council.

She said that the task of making education accessible for all should not be left only up to the government.

Everyone will have to play their part to achieve this, she said.

The world’s youngest Nobel laureate urged children everywhere to speak out against injustice.

“I would like to tell children everywhere to raise their voices whenever they see injustice in their own society, neighborhood, or household,” she said.

“There is power in your voice – it can change society if you dare to raise your voice (against injustice),” she said.

Malala said that the Dec 16 attack on Army Public School in Peshawar was an act of brutality against children.

She announced that she was setting up a model school in her native Swat.