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MODERN DAY PROPHET: MALALA
Transcript of MODERN DAY PROPHET: MALALA
What is a prophet?
A person regarded as an inspired teacher or proclaimer of the will of God.
I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
How she made a difference
Speaks for education
Her activism and goal to have better education for women was under Taliban rule
She gave a speech in 2008 about education which caused her to become a target of the Taliban
She was shot by the Taliban in the neck and head in their attempt of assassination
After the attack she inspired others because she didn't hide in fear but strengthened her voice
Characteristics that make Malala a prophet
Malala is an outsider and stands up for what she believes in
Malala is a messenger of hope
She continued to strive forward after she was shot and did not hide her fear but had a stronger feeling of hope and faith that she could accomplish her goals
Malala is a voice for justice
She stands for the poor, and oppressed.
In this case, the poor would be the women in Pakistan in need of education
What makes someone a prophet?
Someone who proclaims the will of God and spreads his word
Not having a hidden agenda for life, only Christ
They were to stand up to higher statuses such as kings or queens to proclaim the word of God
Born July 12, 1997 to current times (16 years old)
Born in Mingora, Pakistan
Currently lives in Birmingham, England
She is known for her activism
She was a victim of a Taliban assassination attempt
She is a Sunni Muslim
Her nationality is Pakistani
Video interview with Malala
"I speak for education of every child, in every corner of the world”
"One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world"
"We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced"
"I raise up my voice-not so I can shout but so that those without a voice can be heard... we cannot succeed when half of us are held back
Malala's book is a story about her journey and her challenges that she has faced
It has been labeled to be a controversial book and a disgrace to a large proportion of Pakistan
Otherwise, it has become a multi-million dollar book
She begins with a memoir from the day she was shot by the Taliban, then goes on to picture her family and everyday life
The Malala Fund
"The Malala Fund." The Malala Fund. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Mar. 2014.
"When Did Malala Become a Geo-political and Defence Expert?" The Express Tribune Blog RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Mar. 2014.
"Book Review: I Am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb." South China Morning Post. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Mar. 2014.
Bhutto, Fatima. "I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai – Review." The Guardian. Guardian News and Media, 02 Nov. 2013. Web. 24 Mar. 2014.
"Time.com." TIME 100 The 16 Most Influential Teens of 2013 Comments. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Mar. 2014.
Her fund that is committed to investing into projects around the world that will cause change to support education
It is building a movement to support girls' education
This fund wants every girl to reach her true potential and is grounded in inspired innovation
They believe that if girls are educated it will empower them to raise their voices, and demand change