"I have achieved my dream": Malala starts first day at British school after operation
Young women's rights campaigner, 15, was shot by the Taliban in Pakistan on October 9.A She was flown to Britain where surgeons fought to save her...
Young women's rights campaigner, 15, was shot by the Taliban in Pakistan on October 9.A She was flown to Britain where surgeons fought to save her life Doctors discharged the teenager from hospital in Birmingham last monthTuesday was Malala's first day at Edgbaston High School for Girls.A The Pakistani teenager nursed back to health in Britain after being gunned down by the Taliban returned to school on March 19. Malala Yousafzai, 15, was shot in the head by extremists opposed to her campaign for girls' education. She was attacked by gunmen who boarded her school bus in Pakistan last October. Close to death, she was flown to Britain for treatment, and surgeons at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham saved her life. She had a five-hour operation to fit a titanium plate over her damaged skull. She also had a cochlear implant fitted as her injuries had left her partially deaf. She left hospital in January and started lessons at the fee-paying Edgbaston High School for Girls in Birmingham. "I want every girl, every child to be educated" She speaks defiantly about women's rights for first time She has joined Year 9 and will be studying a full curriculum in preparation for selecting her GCSE subjects. "I am excited that today I have achieved my dream of going back to school," she said. 'I want all girls in the world to have this basic opportunity. I miss my classmates from Pakistan very much but I am looking forward to meeting my teachers and making new friends here in Birmingham.' (Dailymail)
17 Jan 2020 11:53 AM GMT