04 February 2013 by

'I want every girl to be educated' says Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban

Since Malala Yousafzai  was shot in the head by the Taliban on a school bus near her home in Pakistan, the 15-year-old has become a household name- for her campaigning and her courage.

Today in her first recorded statement, she thanked the thousands of people around the world who have supported her and her family as she has recovered here in the UK.

'Today you can see that I am alive,' she says in a voice that belies the trauma she has endured. 'I can speak, I can see you, I can see everyone and … I am getting better day by day. It’s just because of the prayers of people. Because all people – men, women, children – all of them have prayed for me.'

The video, which was recorded before an operation to reconstruct her skull on Saturday, makes it clear that Malala plans to continue her fight.

'And because of all these prayers God has given me this new life…a second life. And I want to serve. I want to serve the people. I want every girl, every child, to be educated. For that reason, we have organised the Malala Fund,' she said.

 The fund has been established by the charity Vital Voices, it supports Malala’s campaign for the education and empowerment of girls in Pakistan and around the world and it will provide grants to civil society organizations and individuals focused on education. readers can make a donation to the Malala Fund here.

Link: http://www.vitalvoices.org/global-initiatives/support-malala-fund on here 

Words: By Christina Quaine

 


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Mae Nasri (Tue Feb 05 10:26:56 GMT 2013): I am disappointed that she did not praise the people that saved her life and spoke such rubbish about a God that saved her she needs educated.
Tom Meucci (Tue Feb 05 17:45:59 GMT 2013): She says she is getting better because of the people and she wants to serve the people, when she left the hospital in Birmingham she thanked the staff, why insult her belief that God has given her this new life? why not respect that? She deserves respect.
Amaar Khan (Mon Dec 09 06:06:02 GMT 2013): hmmmmmm