Education is the key to changing world views. This is a given, but the challenge is how to go about getting this done. Malala Yousafzai – who was shot in the head by the Taliban – marked her 16th birthday by giving an inspirational speech about children’s rights to education. She speaks with surprising maturity about constraints and speaks out for the right to an education for every child. Her talk is inspiring and worth the time to listen to her.

Go to the following hyperlink. The talk is 14 minutes, along with other information about the education initiative. Malala says “Let us pick up our books and our pens. They are our most powerful weapons. One teacher, one book, one pen, can change the world“.

United Nations News Centre – At UN, Malala Yousafzai rallies youth to stand up for universal education.