Malala Yousafzai, a Novel laureate, endeavors to inspire the world at a conference due to be held in London on Thursday. While speaking to Reuters, she said that she will urge the world leaders to set aside a sum of $1.4 billion toward educating Syrian refugee children. Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani education activist, stated that she will make this call in the conference at London. World leaders from around the world will gather in London to attend the conference which is being held in support for Syria, and thus named Supporting Syria and the Region. According to estimates by Malala Fund, some 700,000 Syrian children are living in refugee camps in Jordan, Lebanon and other parts of the Middle East, all of which have no access to education. In a telephone interview Malala Yousafzai stated,
I have met so many Syrian refugee children, they are still in my mind. I can’t forget them The thought that they won’t be able to go to school in their whole life is completely shocking and I cannot accept it… We can still help them, we can still protect them. They are not lost yet. They need schools. They need books. They need teachers. This is the way we can protect the future of Syria.
Malala Yousafzai, when living in Pakistan, was extremely vocal about education for children and women because of which a Taliban gunman shot her in the head in 2012. This terrible incident led her to global prominence. She kept campaigning for a just cause throughout the world and in 2014 became the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner. She is 18 now and lives in Britain. Given the crisis in Syria, she devotes much of her time to gather support for educating Syrian refugee children.
Malala Yousafzai is confident she will make a powerful impact on the world leaders in London. She said,
I’m hoping to encourage and inspire world leaders to take action. I’m not going to wait. We can’t wait. It needs to happen.
The conference in London will be co-hosted by the United Nations, Britain, Norway, Germany, and Kuwait. Apart from education, the conference hopes to obtain pledges from around the world for several other humanitarian needs in Syria. UN is appealing for a total of $8.93 billion for this year alone. Unfortunately, despite several appeals, donor funding has fallen short on previous occasions. This step by Malala Yousafzai to set aside $1.4 billion comes at the right time. Migrant children throughout Europe are disappearing every minute, a situation deeply disturbing.
Hopefully the world will generously respond to her appeal.You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ for more updates. Otherwise fill in the subscription box above, or subscribe to our RSS Feed.