PERREAULT Magazine NOV | DEC 2016 - Page 23

Malala Fund

2013 was a busy year for Malala.

She became a global advocate for the millions of girls being denied a formal education because of social, economic, legal, and political factors. Malala and Ziauddin, determined to change the way education for girls was being handled, co-founded the

Malala Fund to bring awareness to the social and economic impact of girls' education. It is the goal of the Malala Fund to empower girls to stand up for what is theirs, to make changes for themselves, and to not be afraid to speak up for themselves.

Nobel Peace Prize

Malala accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on December 10, 2014 with Indian children's rights and education advocate Kailash Satyarthi. Malala contributed her $1.1 million prize money to financing the creation of a secondary school for girls in Pakistan.

Over 130 million girls are STILL missing out on an education because they have to work, are married early, lack access to school facilities, or have to care for younger siblings. This denies them their fundamental right to education.