“She wants to learn. She wants to get an education.
She goes to school five days a week. She does her homework.”
Malala Yousafzai, the young girl shot by Taliban extremists in 2012, is now 17 and a well-known advocate for girls’ education, made the above comments about her mother—Tor Pekai Yousafzai—in a recent interview with Jodi Kantor at the New York Times. Malala’s mother is learning to read and write and her life is changing for the better as a result. Read more