I thanked President Obama for the United States’ work in supporting education in Pakistan and Afghanistan and for Syrian refugees.
I have already seen death, and I know that death is supporting me in my cause of education. Death does not want to kill me.
I don’t know why people have divided the whole world into two groups, west and east. Education is neither eastern nor western. Education is education and it’s the right of every human being.
Education is neither eastern nor western.
Friendship is inexplicable, it should not be explained if one doesn’t want to kill it.
For my brothers it was easy to think about the future. They can be anything they want. But for me it was hard and for that reason I wanted to become educated and empower myself with knowledge.
When I was born, some of our relatives came to our house and told my mother, ‘Don’t worry, next time you will have a son.’
When I was young I used to listen to other people and to try and understand what they thought and where they were coming from. I listened and didn’t speak.
Even we schoolchildren know that ordinary diplomats don’t drive around in unmarked cars carrying Glock pistols.
I discovered Deborah Ellis’s books in the school library after my head teacher encouraged me to go beyond the school curriculum and look for books I might enjoy.