Harvard University Honours Malala Yousafzai For Promoting Girl Education
Washington DC: Harvard University has honored Pakistani Nobel Prize laureate Malala for her work in promoting girls’ education. According to NBC TV, Malala Yousafzai has been presented the award at a public ceremony at Harvard Kennedy School.
The 21-year-old received the 2018 Gleitsman Award on Thursday from the Centre for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School for her global movement to equip girls with 12 years of free, quality and safe education. The Gleitsman Award provides $125,000 for activism that has improved quality of life around the world.
Harvard officials say her story has inspired a generation of boys and girls to follow in her footsteps.
At present, Yousafzai is a student at Oxford University. She became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 when she was recognized for her global work supporting schooling for all children. As a teen in Pakistan, she survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban. She later founded the non-profit Malala Fund to support her work.