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Malala expresses desire to work for Indian girls

DAVOS: Impressed with ‘overwhelming love and support’ from the Indians, young education activist Malala Yousafzai has said she wants to visit the country and work with the girls there.

She came to prominence when a Taliban gunman shot her in the head on her school bus in 2012, Malala continued campaigning on the world stage and in 2014 became the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner.

In an interview here with news agency PTI, Malala said she is very excited about expanding her Gulmakai Network to India, where she would want to work with the local people as they best understand the local issues and can suggest necessary solutions as well.

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Excited to see so much “snow to the level of her height” on her first visit to Davos, the young activist agreed the issues were very much the same in India and Pakistan with the two being one country before and having the same culture.

Malala said, “The support that I have received from India has been overwhelming and I want to thank everyone in India for their love and support. I get so many letters of support from India”.

Recalling one such letter, she said there is one girl who sent her a letter saying she wanted to be Prime Minister of India.

She arrived in Davos to participate in the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting, held from January 22-26, and during her visit met a number of global leaders and CEOs to seek their support for education for girls.

She has co-founded Malala Fund that seeks to invest in female education across the world.



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