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The Hero Journey: Malala Yousafzai

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Sarika Patel

on 6 March 2015

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The Hero Journey: Malala Yousafzai
-Malala did not have a special birth story unlike many heroes but her hometown was a popular tourist attraction for many years.
call to adventure
-Once Malala was old enough, she started attending a school that her father had founded .
Crossing the threshold
-With some guidance Malala entered into a knew world to stand up against the Taliban.
A strange and Unfamiliar world/the quest
-Malala started giving many speeches on why girls should have a right for education.
the reward
-On October 9, 2012, Malala was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman.
WHO is Malala yousafzia
-Is a girl who strongly believed in female education rights
-She is an Women's Rights Activist
-Her call to adventure came when she heard about the Taliban attacking girls' schools.
-Instantly Malala knew she had to do something about this.
-She gave her first speech in Peshawar, Pakistan in September 2008.
-Her hometown was specially known for there summer festivals but after a few years the Taliban started to control the area.
-The speech she gave was call "How dare the Taliban take away my basic right to education?"
-In 2009, Malala started blogging for BBC, but in December 2009 she was discovered to be the BBC blogger.
-Malala found out the Taliban had issued a death threat against her, at the age of 14.
-She was taken to a military hospital in Peshwar but later transferred to Birmingham, England
-Luckily Malala suffered no major brain damage and survived.
-Due to this incident, Malala became know world wide.
-She was awarded the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 2013, the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.
-Malala became the youngest person to recieve
a Noble Peace Prize, at the age of 17.
The Return
-Malala started going back to school.
-She continued giving speeches.
-On her 16th birthday she gave a speech in the United Nations.
-Malala had also written an autobiography called "I am Malala."
-Unfortunately, Malala is still considered a target for the Taliban
Thanks For Listening!!
By: Sarika Patel
-Born on July 12th 1997 in Mingora, Pakistan
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