Malala Yousafzai has always remained in the limelight globally and on national due to her efforts for women education. Ever since the attack on her and her work getting global recognition, she is celebrated as the icon and symbol of strength.
Though appreciated worldwide, Malala has always been criticized for not giving back to the country she grew up in. Now Malala has taken a big step to improve the provision of education and quality in Pakistan as well.
The Malala Fund in collaboration with TBHF (The Big Heart Foundation) has announced a donation of $700,000 for construction of a girl’s school. The school will be made in Swat Valley, where Malala originally belongs from.
The donation was announced at an Oxford Event, which was attended by Malala and an envoy of TBHF, Shaikh Sultan Bin Ahmad Al Qasimi. The initially announced amount will cover half of the costs of the school. It will be used to equip the school with all modern facilities like laboratories, activity hall and even accommodation for the staff belonging to remote areas. This will help subtract the barriers that these competent teachers had to face while pursuing professional careers.
The same fund will also cover the costs for initial couple years as well. Malala expressed her gratitude to The Big Heart Foundation for helping her in the cause. Here is what she said:
“I overwhelmingly thank The Big Heart Foundation for believing in my dream of a world where girls can choose their own future path. With their support, the Malala Fund can provide education for girls in my hometown, Swat Valley in Pakistan’’
The initiative will really help the girls in the area that have been deprived of modern education facilities due to terrorist attacks.
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