The Nobel Peace Prize Lecture Essay

831 Words Feb 26th, 2016 4 Pages
On 10 December 2014, Malala gave her Nobel Peace Prize Lecture in Oslo, Norway. According to Malala, the award is not only for her, but also for those “voiceless children” (Yousafzai), who don’t receive education. Malala is from Swat, Pakistan. Her name was inspired by “Malalai of Maiwand, who is the Pashtun Joan of Arc” (Yousafzai), and Malala means “grief stricken, sad.”(Yousafzai) She is the first Pashtun and the youngest Pakistani to ever receive the Nobel Peace Prize. She and Kailash Satyarthi, who is a famous activist in protecting children 's rights, both received the Nobel Peace Prize and gave their speech on the same day.
In her speech, she thanks her parents for giving her the opportunity to get educated and for teaching her the true meaning of Islam; also she thanks her teachers for making her “believe in herself and be brave” (Yousafzai). She said that people call her “the girl who was shot by the Taliban” and some people call her “the girl who fought for her rights.”(Yousafzai)
Malala loves learning and exploring new things. She and her friends used henna to draw mathematical equations instead of drawing flowers. She believes that education is very important in life and she considers it a blessing of life. Malala and her other classmates loved school, and they understood early on that just because they were born girls, didn’t mean they couldn’t achieve the same things as boys.
Malala points out that Swat was a very beautiful place before the Taliban came.…

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