Malala says honored to win Nobel Peace Prize, campaign not over

By REUTERS
October 10, 2014 20:56

LONDON - Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 for advocating girls' right to education, said she was honored to have been chosen as joint winner of the Nobel Prize on Friday.

"I'm feeling honored that I'm being chosen as a Nobel Laureate," she said, speaking from Birmingham, England where she is now based. "I'm proud that I'm the first Pakistani and first the young woman, or the first young person, who is getting this award."

Yousafzai said she had found out about winning the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday from a teacher during a chemistry lesson, adding that the news had come as a big surprise.

"This is not the end of this campaign which I have started. I think this is really the beginning. I want to see every child going to school," she said.


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