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Girls' Education Activist Malala Yousafzai Starts Classes At Oxford University
October 10, 2017 · BOTWC Staff
Photo credit: Robin Hammond/Noor for Newsweek
Malala Yousafzai just had an incredibly full circle moment on Monday. The 20-year-old started classes at Oxford University exactly five years after she was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman for speaking up for girls' education. Since that fateful day of October 9, 2012, Malala has become a global symbol of girls' rights to an education, the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, and the youngest United Nations Messenger of Peace.
To mark her latest accomplishment of starting her college career, she tweeted out photos of textbooks along with the caption: "Five years ago, I was shot in an attempt to stop me from speaking out for girls' education. Today, I attend my first lectures at Oxford."
5 years ago, I was shot in an attempt to stop me from speaking out for girls' education. Today, I attend my first lectures at Oxford. pic.twitter.com/sXGnpU1KWQ— Malala (@Malala) October 9, 2017
Back in August, Malala took to Twitter to announce that she had been accepted into Oxford to study philosophy, politics, and economics.
So excited to go to Oxford!! Well done to all A-level students - the hardest year. Best wishes for life ahead! pic.twitter.com/miIwK6fNSf— Malala (@Malala) August 17, 2017
Best of luck at Oxford, Malala! We can't wait to see all the amazing things you'll accomplish in college.
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