The Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act is finally getting the support it needs from the US Congress. The Act was introduced by two representatives of the House, Hakeem Jeffries and Ann Wagner to the House Foreign Affairs Committee on September 26, 2019, to increase gender equality in education for the benefit of Pakistani females.
A US school named after Malala Yousafzai, the globally renowned education activist, has begun operations.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced to sponsor underprivileged and disadvantaged women in Pakistan to fulfil their education endeavours. Inspired by education campaigner Malala Yousafzai, this £400,000 funding announcement by Sturgeon will now allow disadvantaged women to avail scholarships for secondary, undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.
Pakistani Nobel laureate and noted girls’ education activist Malala Yousafzai has said that her fund was striving hard to improve girls’ access to education in Pakistan.
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday said education was at the forefront of the present government’s agenda. Abbasi is in New York to attend the 72nd session of United Nations General Assembly.