Malala reaches Pakistan to promote education for young girls
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala reached Pakistan to promote STEAM education for young girls and develop a fellowship programme to train teachers in Pakistan.
Malala Fund co-founders Malala Yousafzai and her father Ziauddin Yousafzai have several agendas, including promoting access to science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) education for young girls and developing a fellowship programme to train teachers in Pakistan.
During their stay here, they will be speaking to key stakeholders in education, government, the development community, media, digital cultural creators, students and youth, along with advocates from the Malala Fund Education Champion Network and partners.
The co-founders will participate in a number of events with an academic delegation from the Oxford Pakistan Programme (OPP) and the Malala Fund team to raise awareness of the OPP in Pakistan and to highlight the importance of science education for Pakistani girls.
The OPP initiative, which includes a recently established fellowship with the Malala Fund, Lady Margaret Hall (LMH), the OPP, and Oxford’s Department of Education, intends to connect the academic communities of Oxford and Pakistan.
The Malala Visiting Fellowship in Education will support teacher education programmes in Pakistan to alleviate the country’s scarcity of trained teachers, particularly women.