facebook
twitter
search
search

Malala Yousafzai, shot for supporting girls' education, heads back to school

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   March 19, 2013 at 3:01 PM

After recovering from a gunshot to the head at a hospital in Birmingham, England, the girls' education activist whose story inspired people around the world finally returned to school Tuesday in the U.K.

"I think it is the happiest moment that I'm going back to school, this is what I dreamed, that all children should be able to go to school because it is their basic right," Malala Yousafzai told the BBC.

"I am so proud to wear the uniform because it proves I am a student and that I am living my life and learning."

Taliban militants shot Yousafzai on a Pakistani school bus last October. She is now a student at Edgbaston High School for Girls in Birmingham.

The Washington Post's David Beard summed it up best:


Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Top Stories
Why the fake braces trend may be dangerous for users
Jared Leto 'stopped eating' for his 'Dallas Buyer's Club' role
Kelly LeBrock arrested for DUI
Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady drop $14M on Manhattan home
Brandi Brandt faces drug charges in Australia