“All I want is education and I am afraid of none”
Malala is a young girl of 16 years old but she is already an inspirational figure known the world over.
She comes from the valley of Swat, Pakistan. Her father was her greatest source of inspiration and the staunchest supporter.
At 11 years old Malala wrote a diary for the BBC describing the daily troubles she would encounter while going to school. In 2012 she was shot point blank in the face for being a supporter of girls education. So far she has won numerous awards for her endeavors, a Nobel Peace Prize included. She is in charge of the Malala Fund a non profit organization which advocates a greater access to education for girls in Pakistan and all over the world.
Malala started her efforts in behalf of education when terrorists invaded her country. She remembers that schools were blasted, music and cinema were prohibited and women were banned from going around freely. 2 options were then available to her, she recalls. Silence and cohabitation with terrorism or speaking out and die. She chose the second and was actually shot in the face. Once recovered she found many supporters in her country and outside. So began to speak about women education everywhere. The subjects of her thoughts are women: from the little girls in Pakistan forced to labour to Indian women in a widespread danger of sexual abuse.
She now acknowledges that women are “facing issues” in every country, not only the developing ones, but also in the modern states. The first time she toured the West, was astonished at the sight of women walking alone along the streets, sitting in parliaments, or having a job they like. Nonetheless she is of the opinion that although gender equality is written in laws, it is still not complete in terms of practical life. In parliaments women are a small percentage, CEOs are mostly men sexism is more subtle and hidden and at the end women are not given the roles that they deserve.
Solution can be achieved by starting to speak about these problems. Malala in convinced that words are a powerful tool for driving change.
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Keep the joy of loving God in your heart and share this joy with all you meet
Maria Teresa of Calcutta
In 1910 Maria Teresa was born in Skopie (Albania). In 1928 she moved to Ireland and became a nun.
A year later she moved again to India. Here she would have remained for many years as a teacher in a college for girls only.
In 1948 she founded the missionary of charity which in the next 50 years would have became an organization with branches all over the world, with supporter from every religious field as well as laymen.Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin”.
The organization helped people with terrible diseases and also poor people we belong to the world living not for ourselves Make us worthy, Lord, to serve those people throughout the world who live and die in poverty and hunger. Give them through our hands, this day, their daily bread, and by our understanding love, give them peace and joy.; for this Maria Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Price.
She died in 1997 obtaining the title of Blessed Maria of Calcutta from the Church of Rome.
I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.
Marie Cure was born in 1867 in Poland. In 1871 she left Poland and went to study mathematics physics and chemistry at the University of Paris. During the time of her studies she endured many hardships, also hunger: “[…] I was taught that the way to progress is neither swift nor easy[…]”.
With the help of her husband Pierre, she was able to conduct pioneering studies on radioactivity, a term that was invented by her, after which Curie gained a Nobel Prize. After the death of her husband in 1906, Marie Curie took his place as Professor of general Physics at the University of paris, and became the first woman to take this job. The continuing research lead her to find 2 new elements: polonium and radio and for that Curie was awarded with a second Nobel Prize in 1911.
During the first World War she introduced the use of X-Rays into medicine, and organized 20 mobile x-ray stations and 200 stationary.
She was restless and wholly committed to her research being convinced that: “you cannot build a better world without improving individuals”.
She died from radiations in 1934.
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