By Sandra Birungi
The girl from Pakistan who was shot in the head by the Taliban for going to school, Malala Yousafzai has been discharged from hospital in Birmingham, UK.
Malala Yousafzai was born July 12, 1997 was a ninth grade student from the town of Mingora in Swat District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan before she was brutally shot by the Taliban in the head for advocating for girl’s rights to go to school.
At just 11 years old, Malala became known for her diary which was broadcast through a BBC blog. The diary talked about life under the rule of the Taliban. Her diary brought awareness to her and Pakistan prompting a documentary by New York Times.
She was sent to the UK to receive further treatment after a Pakistani military hospital removed the bullet and stabilized her condition.
To further her cause, humanitarian and actress, Angelina Jolie donated $50, 000 through Education Partnership for Children of Conflict to Daily Beast founder Tina Brown’s Women in the World Foundation. Jolie and Brown said in a joint statement: “As a response to her bravery, girls across Pakistan, Afghanistan and the world are standing up and saying, ‘I am Malala’ – and this is our opportunity to show the same solidarity.”