Why? because defying Taliban is not the only problem against illiteracy. We need role models in working children like the one in brick kilns, low caste 'labor' children who got education on their own, against all odds! some of them even go a distance further by educating others in their families and neighbourhoods. Definitely we need more Malalas and need to broaden our focus from terrorists to the problems of poor as well. Because being a Malala is a do or die game. either you will end up in a foreign country with high self esteem and appreciation or either you will survive in the streets of our settlements which are infiltrated by the terrorists regularly. and the chances of survival and success are rare in second case where the bullet for your head might be waiting for you.
Malala was correct when she said in her UN speech, “One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world. Education is the only solution. Education first.” There is no denying the power of a pen and paper and Malala’s words should resonate with all children and parents across the world. With many nations taking notice of Malala’s speech, it seems that awareness to place all children across the world in schools has finally set in."