Sleep and Netflix ahead for Malala as she finishes Oxford degree
LONDON (Reuters) - She is known worldwide for her campaign for the education of girls. Now the Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has completed her studies at Oxford University and, like all students, is only looking forward to sleep and films.
With universities in the UK temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Yousafzai posted pictures on social media showing how she was celebrating with cakes and balloons and traditionally covered with foam, paint and confetti on the last day of her final exams for Oxford students was.
"It is hard to express my joy and gratitude when I finish my philosophy, politics and economics in Oxford. I don't know what lies ahead. At the moment it will be Netflix, reading and sleeping," she said their Twitter and Instagram feeds.
Congratulations were received on social media, including from the Oxfam aid organization, which said: "Congratulations, you are an inspiration!" Hollywood and Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who has 54 million Instagram followers, said: "Congratulations Malala! This is incredible."
22-year-old Yousafzai survived a head shot by a Taliban gunman in 2012 after being targeted for her campaign against the Taliban's efforts to refuse to educate women.
She became known as an 11-year-old who wrote a blog under a pseudonym for the BBC about life under the rule of the Pakistani Taliban. A gunman arrived at her school and asked for her name. He opened fire on her and two classmates on a bus.
She was flown to a hospital in Pakistan first and then to an intensive care unit in England for several operations. After his recovery, Yousafzai attended school in England before winning the Oxford seat.
In 2014, at the age of 17, Yousafzai became the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner for her advocacy in education. Her Malala Fund has also made her a global symbol of women's resilience to repression.
"Like many of you, the pandemic has changed a lot in my senior year," she wrote in an article to graduates of the Malala Fund digital newsletter for young women, Assembly, and talked about how her brothers kept interrupting their studies.
"It's hard not to think about all the moments we miss. But we haven't missed the most important thing: our training."
(Written by Alison Williams; edited by Raissa Kasolowsky)
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