Malala Yousafzai on winning the Nobel Peace Prize

Malala Yousafzai is the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner. She is from Pakistan and she campaigns for the rights of girls to get an education. In this short video you can hear Malala speaking after receiving the prize.   


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I’m feeling honoured that I’m being chosen as the Nobel Laureate and I have been honoured with this precious award, which is the Nobel Peace Prize. And I’m proud that I am the first Pakistani, and the first woman or the first young person, who is getting this award. It is a great honour for me. And I’m also really happy that I’m sharing this award with a person, with a person from India whose name is Kailash Satyarthi, and his great work for child’s rights. His great work against child slavery totally inspires me. And I’m really happy that there are so many people who are working for children’s rights, and I’m not alone, and he totally deserves this award. So I’m feeling honoured that I am sharing this award with him. This award is not just a piece of metal or a medal that you would wear, or an award that you would keep in your room, but this is really just an encouragement for me to go forward and to believe in myself to know that there are people who are supporting me in this campaign, and we are standing together. We all want to make sure that every child gets quality education, so this is really, this is really something great for me.

© The New York Times


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