I don’t know you, unfortunately, but I am quite sure that at least once in your life you have said :«uh, how boring is school!»
But maybe we only say it because we don’t understand its value.
What if I told you than an 11-years – old girl has immediately understood the great true value of education.
Whoever you are, I bet you want to know MALALA’s story.
Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate.
SHE fought for the education and the emancipation of women and children in her native Swat Valley in northwest Pakistan, where Pakistani Talibans have banned girls from attending schools.
Strong and determined, after escaping an attack organized by the Talibans, she continued to fight for what she believed in.
She fought not only for herself but for all the FORGOTTEN children who want to get an education, for the FRIGHTENED children who want peace, for the VOICELESS children who want change.
She fought for the 66 million girls who are forbidden to go to school, for all the children forced to work in filthy, crumbling factories.
WHAT CAN WE LEARN ABOUT THIS WONDERFUL STORY?
Studying makes you free, free from superstitions, and from ideas imposed by the society.
We must fight against an invisible but deadly monster: ignorance, because it generates all kinds of discrimination, disrespect for laws and Human rights.
The ball is in your court, our minds are the most powerful weapons, we need knowledge to free the world from wars and violence.
So, expecially in this very difficult period, we have to give our best shot at school, remembering that WE CHOOSE WHO WE WANT TO BECOME.
Oh, I forgot, always be kind.
Giammello Maria Anna