Monday, November 3, 2014

Class Dismissed: Malala's Story - Lorenzo Palma

Malala's story was definitely an inspiring one. Her dedication towards her dream through the struggles her family had to face all because of the Taliban was unbreakable. She was headstrong (at first) in becoming a doctor and wanted to learn as much as she could, and said that she would do anything to go to school in order to be able to become a doctor in the future when she grows up. But the dedication she showed had her father convinced that she could do anything (i.e. become a politician. "... I can see great potential in my daughter... I can see that she can create a society where a medical student can easily get their doctorate degree." Even as they interviewed her as she was living as a refugee during the army raid in their city, all she could think about were her books, notes, anything related to her studies were more important than the home itself. "They cannot stop me. I will get my education, if it is in home, school, or any place." stated Malala before leaving Swat. After leaving, when asked what she would do when she'd come back, "...I think that when I first go to Swat I will go to my room and see my bag, then I will go to school but first I will go to that room."

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