Malala announces Oxford scholarship for Palestinian students

Last Updated on June 4, 2024 1:56 pm

Occupier Israel has been continuously attacking Palestine since last October. In addition to massive loss of life and property, the country’s education system has also collapsed. It can be said that the educational life of school-college-university students has come to a standstill. In such a situation, Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel-winning rights activist of Pakistan, has announced to stand by the students of Palestine.

At a recent dinner at Oxford University, Malala announced a special scholarship program for Palestinian students only. Malala said, “More than 80 percent of Gaza’s schools and universities have been damaged or completely destroyed.”

Therefore, this Nobel-winning rights activist emphasized the need to implement a cease-fire in Gaza and rebuild the educational institutions. “There needs to be an immediate ceasefire in Gaza followed by the rebuilding of educational institutions.”

Highlighting the need for education in Palestine’s ongoing struggle against the occupying forces, Malal added, “We need to spread the stories of Palestinian students.” Besides, they have to provide direct funds. Through this scholarship, we are not only giving them financial help, but also expressing solidarity with them.

Malala’s announced scholarship students will start their studies at Oxford University’s Lady Margaret Hall next October.

Incidentally, Pakistani citizen Malala Yousafzai received political asylum in the West Midlands of Britain after she was shot by the Taliban in 2012.

Malala Yousafzai first gained international media attention for her courageous role in advocating for women’s education in a Taliban-controlled area of ​​Pakistan.

The Taliban tried to kill Malala in 2012 by shooting her in the head on her way home from school. That event brought him worldwide recognition. He was 15 years old at that time.

After recovering from the attack, Malala continued her campaign for women’s education. He also addressed a special session of the United Nations General Assembly on this issue.

In 2014, at the age of 17, Malala became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize. India’s Kailas Satyarthi jointly won the Nobel with him.

Malala Yousafzai was also nominated for this award in 2013. But in the end did not get the reward.

In 2013, the American magazine Time described Malala as the most influential person in the world. That same year, Malala received the European Union’s Shakarov Human Rights Award.

Malala studied at Oxford University and is active around the world on human rights.

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