Malala Yousafzai wrote an essay for The Telegraph, and talked about launching a new campaign entitled #BooksNotBullets, in an attempt to promote education and equal living around the world. Still completely humble, when confronted with the notion of being special she was confused.’ Am I unique because I’m a girl who was stopped from getting an education? Because that is also true for over 60 million other girls around the world.’ She spoke about the importance of unity, and how powerful people can be when united. In reference to the millions of Syrian refugees without education, she explained that ‘being a refugee is no excuse to learn less. On the contrary, it is a motivation to learn more. Their situation could not, and should not, be an excuse for them to receive less than their right — a quality primary and secondary education.’ She urged ‘world leaders to choose books over bullets,’ and explained that every girl can be reached with the power of education. Malala turned 18 years old just last month.
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