Malala day at ICS “Via Carotenuto”

“One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world” 

malalaThe 15 year old Malala Yousafzai was victim of a Taliban attack in 2012. She was shot in the head by a terrorist group but she miraculously survived. She supports the right of every child in Pakistan to an education, regardless of gender or faith. In 2014 she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her struggle for the right of all children to education. At 17, Malala is the yongest winner of the this prestigious award.

The students of class 3 B (aged 13/14) after reading her book “I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was shot by the Taliban” reflected on Malala’s life and on her commitment to supporting education for girls around the world. The students debate was on the deprivation of fundamental rights, on poverty, ignorance, the negative consequences of religious extremism and the need to have world peace.

The students chose some powerful sentences from Malala’s speech at the United Nations and prepared some slides to honour Malala’s noble efforts and to remind her struggle for the right to education for all children across the globe.

The students presented their work to other school students and a lot of interesting questions followed. It was a meaningful experience in particular for 11 year-old students because they have been dealing with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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Students work

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Malala’s speech