Malala is 25 today: Celebrating the world's youngest Nobel Prize winner, graduate and wife

Malala is 25 today: Celebrating the world's youngest Nobel Prize winner, graduate and wife

  • Renowned education activist and author, Malala Yousafzai is celebrating her 25th birthday this week
  • The inspiring 25-year-old shared a cute and very goofy Instagram post to commemorate her special day online
  • The Nobel Prize winner has already achieved so much at such a young age and is an inspiration to all women who want to pursue education

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Well-known education and women’s rights activist, Malala Yousafzai is celebrating her 25th birthday this week.

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Malala celebrated her 25th birthday yesterday. Image: malala/Instagram.
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The Pakistani-born young author has always been an advocate for women obtaining an education and refused to be silenced by a terrorist organisation that did not want to see young girls in school.

As a result of her advocacy, in 2012, at the young age of 15, Malala was shot on her way home from school, The Economic Times wrote.

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Thankfully, the young Muslim woman survived, and now she is an entire graduate, author, wife, and inspiration to all.

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When she was only 17, the activist became the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner for her courageous fight for girls in her country to obtain an education, Britannica wrote.

On her birthday, which she celebrated on 12 July, Malala posted a cute snap holding several balloons, with the caption reading:

“25 years old, and I still haven't figured out how to master the balloon shot. Thank you to everyone for the wonderful birthday wishes. I feel overjoyed and ready for what the next year brings.”

In honour of this inspiring young lady, Briefly News has compiled a list of four interesting facts about the renowned activist.

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1.Malala is an entire Oxford graduate

This lady sure takes education seriously and holds an entire degree in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford University, NDTV writes. Malala posted cute snaps from her graduation in November 2021.

2. Asteroid Malala?

In 2015, the young woman had an entire asteroid named after her by NASA, BBC reported. The asteroid’s name is 316201 Malala. How awesome is that?

3. Malala has friends in high places

Malala has close ties with some pretty well-known people, like former United States (US) First Lady, Michelle Obama, US Vice President Kamala Harris, and Angelina Jolie, to name a few.

4. The young hun is a wife

On top of being a bestselling author, advocate, and Nobel Prize winner, the young sis is also a wife and had a small wedding ceremony with then-fiancé, Asser in November 2021, posting about it online.

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Brilliant young woman from Zimbabwe overcomes abject poverty to become chartered accountant at 23

Meanwhile, in another inspiring story by Briefly News, a determined lady has been moving mountains since she was young, overcoming extreme poverty to become a chartered accountant at the age of 23.

The now 24-year-old became the youngest person from Africa to be admitted into university in 2012 at the age of 14. The brilliant youngster also holds an entire Master of Science in Accounting that she obtained at the young age of 20.

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