When it comes to the name Malala, one word comes to mind and that is ‘’Education”; Malala a girl who stood up for education and changed the world. Now she is also in the queue of millionaires by selling her most inspirational books regarding her life and appearances on the global speaker circuit. The Swat girl who is just 18 years old now is a great role model and inspiration of every child. She is the youngest person to win the Nobel peace prize,. She received medical treatment in Britain where she now lives, is in constant demand globally, charging $152,000 per speech compared with Desmond Tutu’s reported $85,000, according to US-based Institute for Policy Studies. Her memoir, “I Am Malala”, published in 2013, has sold 287,170 copies in Britain with a total value of about 2.2 million pounds ($3 million) and over 1.8 million copies worldwide. Earlier this year, Malala urged world leaders at a conference in London to commit $1.4 billion to give Syrian refugee children access to education. In 2009, she wrote an anonymous blog for BBC of her life under the Taliban. From 2009 to 2010 her identity was revealed in TV interviews and documentaries. In 2011, she became the International Children’s Peace prize nominee. And in 2013 she was named as the years most influential person by Time magazine. Today, she inspires every child, especially the girl child.

MAHEEN ABBASI,

Karachi, June 30.