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OffbeatMalala Yousafzai receives Harvard award for activism

09:05  07 december  2018
09:05  07 december  2018 Source:   msn.com

Malala Yousafzai receives award for activism at Harvard, offers advice to incoming lawmakers

Malala Yousafzai receives award for activism at Harvard, offers advice to incoming lawmakers Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership awarded activist Malala Yousafzai with the 2018 Gleitsman Award Thursday night, in recognition of her mission to ensure that all girls have access to education. “I’m very grateful for the Gleitsman Award because it is a huge honor and it is a reminder for me how important this work is, the work of girls’ education,” Yousafzai told the audience, a packed crowd of about 700 people. The award includes a $125,000 prize. Yousafzai, 21, first came to international attention in 2012.

Yousafzai authored a picture book, Malala 's Magic Pencil, which was illustrated by Kerascoët and Murals dedicated to Yousafzai in Rome. Yousafzai has been received the following national and September 2013: Harvard Foundation's Peter Gomes Humanitarian Award from Harvard University

Nobel Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai is being honored by Harvard University for her work promoting girls' education. Harvard 's Kennedy School says Yousafzai will be awarded the 2018 Gleitsman The Gleitsman Award provides 5,000 for activism that has improved quality of life around the world.

Malala Yousafzai receives Harvard award for activism © The Associated Press 2014 Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai listens to a question from the audience following an address at the Kennedy School's Institute of Politics at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai (mah-LAH'-lah YOO'-suhf-zeye) was honored Thursday by Harvard University for her work promoting girls' education.

Yousafzai received the 2018 Gleitsman Award from Harvard's Kennedy School.

Yousafzai became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 when she was recognized for her global work supporting schooling for all children.

As a teen in Pakistan, she survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban. She later founded the nonprofit Malala Fund to support her work.

Harvard officials say her story has inspired a generation of boys and girls to follow in her footsteps.

Now 21, Yousafzai is a student at Oxford University in England.

The Gleitsman Award provides $125,000 for activism that has improved quality of life around the world.

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