Malala Yousafzai urges British girls not to take education for granted

Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old shot by the Taliban for promoting female education and who later became an international advocate for children’s rights, has warned British girls not to take their schooling for granted. Malala, now a pupil at Edgbaston School for Girls, urged British students to regard education as precious. “Reading a book, having a pen in our hands, studying, sitting in a classroom is very special for us because once we were deprived [of] it and because [of] what we have seen in Swat.” Adding, “I don’t know why people have divided the whole world into two groups, west and east. Education is neither eastern nor western. Education is education and it’s the right of every human being.”