Celebrations in Oslo as Nobel Peace Prize winners awarded
Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India received the Nobel Peace Prize for risking their lives to help protect children from slavery, extremism and forced labor in front of adoring crowds carrying candles in Oslo
Malala Yousafzai and Kailash SatyarthiThe award was officially handed over to the champions of children’s rights. And far away in Pakistan, at a school named after Malala who survived a Taliban attack, there were also celebrations.
One girl at the school, Asia Mohammad Ismail, said, “We’re happy that Malala received the Nobel Prize. The enemy wanted to block her from being educated. She confronted the enemy and made her way forward, and brought fame to our school and our country.”
Teacher Mejabeen Ashfaq said, “No one knew Malala six years ago, but today she is known in every part of the world. We feel proud to be part of this school. Every girl would want to be like Malala.”
Malala is the youngest person ever to receive a Nobel. She says her prize money will go towards the Malala Fund, promoting girls’ education.