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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: MALALA AND MALIA MEET

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Malala Yousafzai had the distinct pleasure of meeting with the Obamas on October 11, 2013. The Pakistani teen who survived an assassination attempt last year received a hearty welcome  from The First Family, who admired her will to survive and change the world.

Malala was shot in the head by the Taliban while attempting to receive formal education in her country. Although the gunshot wound was a setback, Yousafzai was determined not to let it keep her from accomplishing her goals. Since recovering, the 16-year-old has continued her quest for education and has sought out ways of spreading awareness about the oppression that many Pakistani women face. Malala was nominated for the distinguished Nobel Peace Prize but was not chosen to receive such honor this year.

President Obama spoke of Malala’s courageous efforts telling media, “Across the globe there are girls who will one day lead nations, if only we afford them the chance to choose their own destinies. And on every continent, there are girls who will go on to change the world in ways we can only imagine, if only we allow them the freedom to dream. We salute Malala’s efforts to help make these dreams come true.”

Malia sat in on the meeting that her parents had with Yousafzai last Friday. The President and First Lady have two daughters.

Photo:Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

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  1. This little girl is amazing. God is watching over her. She has a purpose and duty to fulfill. God got her back she will be ok.

  2. American kids are given a free education and so many take it for granted, drop out, dont do their best in school or end up doing nothing in with their lives like go on to college. And here is this girl, who was willing to get shot end the head just for the opportunity to learn. Many American kids are so selfish and ignorant. Even a mediocre education in American, is decent because its more than what most kids in impoverished countries receive. I grew up eextremely poor; public housung, single parent w/five kids, the education for elem and high school wasn’t the best however through hard work and sacrifice, I obtained three college degrees and a good career before age 30. I have no kids, purposely! So, when I hear all the sob stories that a lot of people uses, I dont believe in any of it because its just another excuse and pure laziness for why you didnt achieve anything in your life. Americans have to do better.

    • Your accomplishments are to be applauded, but don’t put down the Americans you speak of bu calling them selfish and ignorant. Reach out and help the kids. Show them the path to a better future.

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