Tomorrow is a very special day named after one of my greatest heroes-Malala. She inspires me each and every day that anyone can make a difference. I mean, she’s only 16 and look what she has accomplished-she has spoke to the United Nations, started an organization, wrote a book, and most importantly inspired kids like me that we can change the world for the better. This July 14th the whole world is going to come together in honour of Malala to speak up for those without a voice.
Here is a short message from Malala:Malala Day is not my day. It is the day of every girl and every boy. It is a day when we come together to raise our voices, so that those without a voice can be heard. On my birthday last year, I stood before the United Nations and spoke up for girls’ rights. You stood with me, with letters, messages and photos of support. Thank you. This year, we need to raise our voices even louder. I’m asking you to stand with me again on Malala Day to say: We are stronger than the enemies of education. We are stronger than fear, hatred, violence and poverty. They thought that bullets would silence us, but they failed. Instead, out of that silence came thousands of voices. My birthday wish this year is that we all raise our voices for those under oppression, to show our own power and that courage is stronger than their campaign of fear. The road to equality is long, but we will succeed if we walk it together. Please join me in raising your voice this Malala Day.
How Can YOU Raise Your Voice?
To raise your voice, you can send me a picture of yourself holding a sign that says what you are stronger than at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will include it in an upcoming post!
This Malala day, speak up for what YOU are passionate about!
Thanks for joining me on my journey to change the world!