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Malala’s Father Named UN Adviser on Education

Bonnie S. Lloyd
Rochester, NY, NY

Dec 11, 2012 —

LONDON: The father of Malala Yousufzai, the girl shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education, has been named a UN special adviser on global education, UN envoy Gordon Brown said on Monday.

Brown added that the 15-year-old schoolgirl, who is recovering in a British hospital after being brutally attacked on her school bus on October 9, would join the campaign when she is better.

Ziauddin Yousufzai, Malala’s father, is a former teacher and headmaster and has been appointed to help in what Brown has dubbed a new ‘Malala Plan’ to get all girls into school around the world by the end of 2015.

Brown is also pushing for Malala’s birthday, July 12th, to be designated a day of action each year when children around the world are invited to march, demonstrate, petition and pray for education to be delivered worldwide.