Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has been accepted to the University of Oxford


She plans to major in philosophy, politics and economics. In 2014, Ms. Yousafzai was flown to Britain for medical treatment and reconstructive surgery. She later relocated to the city of Birmingham, England, with her family.Yousafzai will study at Lady Margaret Hall, an Oxford college with notable alumni including the late Benazir Bhutto, the onetime leader of Pakistan and a hero of Yousafzai’s, and Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi, a fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Malala with students at a school in Nigeria

Ms. Yousafzai’s father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, who is also a women’s rights activist, posted on Twitter to celebrate her acceptance to Oxford.“My heart is full of gratitude,” he wrote, thanking those who supported his daughter for “the grand cause of education.”Ms.Yousafzai is known because also founded the Malala Fund, an advocacy organization for girls’ education worldwide. She became the youngest United Nations messenger of peace with a special focus on girls’ education. This year she would travel to the Middle East, Africa and Latin America to meet with other girls. Ms. Yousafzai began campaigning for girls’ education at the age of 11.


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