Is the best week ever for Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl brought to England after being shot in the head by the Taliban for exercising her fundamental right to an education. Not only was she named one of the most influential people in 2013 by TIME magazine, but is opening a fund aimed to educate and empower girls in Pakistan and around the world.
Speaking via video tape at the "Women in the World Summit" in New York, Yousufzai said she was thrilled to make the announcement. "Today I'm going to announce the happiest moment of my life. And that is the first grant of the Malala Fund. In Swat Valley, in my motherland, we are going to educate 40 girls. And I invite all of you to support Malala Fund and let us turn the education of 40 girls into 40 million girls." Actress Angelina Jolie introduced the teen and pledged to donate $200,000 U.S. dollars to the fund. "Thank you so much Angelina. And I would like to thank Tina Brown and the Women in the World Foundation.
To contribute to the Malala fund please visit: http://vitalvoices.org/node/3326