She’s finally graduated — to Twitter.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai took to the ubiquitious social media platform on Friday morning with her first six posts timed to the day of her high school graduation.
“Hi, Twitter,” she started before detailing her latest efforts to empower girls through education — the cause that almost cost her her life to a Taliban assassin when she was 15.
“Today is my last day of school and my first day on @Twitter,” she tweeted. “Graduating from secondary school (high school) is bittersweet for me. I’m excited about my future, but … I know that millions of girls around the world … may never get the opportunity to complete their education.”
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She also tweeted about her ongoing #GirlPowerTrip, which began in April.
Each girl’s story is unique — and girls’ voices are our most powerful weapons in the fight for education and equality. 5/
— Malala (@Malala) July 7, 2017
“Each Girl’s story is unique – and girls’ voices are our most powerful weapons in the fight for education and equality,” she tweeted.
Yousafzai has been an outspoken advocate for education across the globe, where many young girls are not allowed to go to school. As a tween, she wrote an anonymous blog about Taliban oppression for the BBC, but later went public on her fight for schooling.
She barely survived an assassination attempt on a bus in 2012, and became an internationally known activist, whose life story was turned into the Davis Guggenheim documentary, “He Named Me Malala.”
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She later founded the Malala Fund to raise money for education for the world’s poorest children.
“Education is crucial,” Yousafzai said last year. “I understand that, you understand that, people understand that but when it comes to world leaders’ decision making, they completely ignore it, as if they have no knowledge and are completely ignorant. They should understand this because they want their own children to go to universities and get a quality education.”
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