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Malala Yousafzai-Famous Leaders Project
Transcript of Malala Yousafzai-Famous Leaders Project
Famous Leaders Project
-Many protests were held in Pakistan against the shooting.
-Over 2 million signed the right to education petition.
-Ratification of the first Right to Education Bill in Pakistan.
-Celebrities such as Madonna and Angelina Jolie responded with monetary donations and dedications.
-The petition "I am Malala" was started.
-As Malala became recognized, she began receiving death threats and warnings from the Taliban (via facebook and newspaper).
-On 9 October 2012, a Taliban gunman shot Yousafzai as she rode home on a bus after taking an exam in Pakistan's Swat Valley.
The World's Reaction
A Tragic Event
Who is Malala Yousafzai?
-A seventeen year old Pakistani activist for female education.
-She is known for human rights advocacy for education and for women.
By: Ruth Neumann
How did Malala get involved?
-Following in her father's footsteps, Malala began speaking out about educational rights in 2008 when she was eleven years old
-Her public speaking debut occured when her father took her to peshawar to a local press club.
-She took the opportunity to speak out againt the Taliban, who were restricting women's education rights.
Fueling the Fire
How did Malala make a name for herself?
-Malala continued to speak up about womens rights to an education.
-Near the end of 2008, BBC Urdu website reporter Aamer Ahmed Khan and his team contacted Malala's father, with the idea to collect journal entries from a girl facing oppression and lack of education in the Swat Valley.
-When nobody volunteered for the position (afraid of Taliban), Malala was chosen by her father and she began to anonymously send in articles which were published world wide.
January 3rd 2009
- Malala's first article published reflecting on the first battle of the Swat.
January 15th 2009
- Taliban banned all girls from attending school (blew up many girls schools).
February 15th 2009
- Warfare in the streets of Mingola.
February 18th 2009
- Peace treaty signed and girls allowed to attend schools again for one month until exams (forced to wear burqas).
March 12th 2009
- Malala's blog ended after a month of what seemed to be normal in Pakistan.
-Educated by her father, ZiauddinYousafzai, who is a poet, school owner and educational activist, who runs a chain of private schools called the Kushai Public School
-Malala initially wanted to become a doctor, but her father encouraged her to pursue a career as a politician.
-She is fluent in Pashto, English and Urdu.
world is silent, even
voice becomes powerful."
When the world heard about Malala's Story...
After being sent to a military hospital in Peshawar, Malala recovered after receiving multiple surgeries and weeks of medical care.
Thanks For Listening!
What happened next?
-In the Swat region of Pakistan where Malala lived as a young child, the Taliban had control over the citizens.
-Taliban enforcers banned girls from going to school at times.
-Due to the immense power and control that the Taliban had over the Pakistani people, people were afraid to stand up for their rights.
-More and more girls were banned from attending school and were not being educated.
Malala's Story Continued...
Use of Power
Malala captured the attention of the world through her work as a 'reporter' for BBC when she was just a child.
She used this powerful influence to raise awareness about the educational deficit in Pakistan and help change the situation.
2011 National Peace Prize
Sitaara-e-Shujat Pakistan Bravery Award
2014 Nobel Peace Prize
And MANY more!!
-Authored her own autobiography "I am Malala".
-Was honoured with "Malala Day"
on her birthday.
-Born on July 12, 1997
-Grew up in the Swat District of Pakistan's Northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province(once a popular tourist destination).
-Lived with her mother, father and two brothers.
-Born into a Muslim family of Pashtun ethnicity.
- Malala and her father were approached by New York Times reporter Adam Ellic about shooting a documentary.
- The Pakistani army regained control during Battle of Swat II. Malala's family was displaced and separated, her father traveling to Peshawar while the rest of her family fled to the countryside.
- Citizens in refugee camps were allowed to return home.
- Malala's BBC blog identity was revealed.
*We call on Pakistan to agree to a plan to deliver education for every child.
*We call on all countries to outlaw discrimination against girls.
*We call on international organizations to ensure the world's 61 million out-of-school children are in education by the end of 2015
Malala as a
Type of Leadership
-She presented her ideas and thoughts assertively yet still respectively and lawfully.
-Malala used the input of her father and other influential leaders to help with her campaign.
Qualities of an Effective Leader
How is Malala Yousafzai similar to you?
How is Malala Yousafzai different from you?
Traits of a Democratic Leader
-Responsible (Still takes charge and finalizes decisions)
-Open-minded (Willing to listen to others ideas or to modify their own)
-Fair (Equally value everyone's opinions)
-Teachable (Learn from leaders successes and failures)
'Great Man' Theory- Born to lead NOT made to lead.
Situational Theory- Leader is able to make the best possible decision based on the particular circumstances.
What I Learned...
-One is NEVER too young to be a leader or role model.
-One passionate person has the potential to literally change the world.
-The best way to seek change/act on something is do so with assertiveness yet respect for everyone involved.
Malala was and still is an excellent role model to everyone, especially girls. Through researching her story and accomplishments, I myself have learned many things about leadership...
Did you learn?
Star = Good leadership quality displayed