15 year-old Pakistani women’s rights activist Malala Yousafzai recently attended her first day of school since being shot in the head by the Taliban.
Yousafzai was targeted for assassination after publicly advocating for women’s rights and their right to receive a quality education.
The bullet nearly killed her, entering above her left eye and grazing her brain.
But she survived, and is back in school mere weeks after being released from the hospital.
Doctors in Birmingham discharged her from hospital last month and it is thought Malala will secure permanent residence in the UK.
She joined the girls in Year 9 and will be studying a full curriculum in preparation for selecting her subjects for GCSEs.
Malala said: “I am excited that today I have achieved my dream of going back to school. I want all girls in the world to have this basic opportunity.
“I miss my classmates from Pakistan very much but I am looking forward to meeting my teachers and making new friends here in Birmingham.”
We are deeply inspired by Malala Yousafzai for having the courage to speak out for what’s right, and the resilience to bounce back after such a harrowing experience.
An incredible young lady with a very bright future. Best of luck, Malala!
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