Malala Yousufzai -Pakistani girl shotAuthor: Ms. Bailey | Filed under: Malala Yousufzai, Right to Education
Malala’s shooting outraged many in Pakistan, where she was admired for her outspoken courage and advocacy. Three years ago, when she was just 11, she began writing a blog for the BBC about life under the Taliban. She wanted girls in Pakistan to have the right to be educated. In early October, young Malala was shot in an assassination attempt. She underwent surgery to remove a bullet from her neck. Dr. Kevin Bolger of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham UK has informed the public that Malala’s current medical condition is satisfactory and her health is gradually recovering. He went on to state that, “.. a complete and full recovery will still take some more time.”
Malala’s confident, articulate campaign for girls’ education has won her admirers – and recognition – at home and abroad. She has appeared on national and international television, and spoken of her dream of a future Pakistan where education would prevail. It has been speculated that when she is completely well, that Malala will return to Pakistan and continue to advocate for the rights of girls to receive an education. In your opinion, should she return or should she not return? Back up your answers.