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    Malala seeks to raise $1.4bn for Syrian refugee education

    LONDON: Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai will seek to inspire world leaders at a conference in London on Thurs*day to commit $1.4 billion this year to give Syrian refugee children access to education, she said in an interview on Sunday.

    Heads of state and government and ministers from countries around the world will converge on London for the ‘Supporting Syria and the region’ conference, which aims to raise funds for humanitarian crises caused by the Syrian war.

    Some 700,000 Syrian children living in refugee camps in Jordan and Lebanon and in other Middle Eastern countries are out of school, according to a report issued by the Malala Fund, which campaigns and fundraises for educational causes.

    “I have met so many Syrian refugee children; they are still in my mind. I can’t forget them. The thought that they won’t be able to go to school in their whole life is completely shocking and I cannot accept it,” Malala said in the telephone interview.

    “We can still help them, we can still protect them. They are not lost yet. They need schools. They need books. They need teachers. This is the way we can protect the future of Syria.”

    An accomplished public speaker who brought a United Nations audience to its feet in a celebrated speech in 2013, she hopes to make a powerful impact at the London event.

    ‘WE CAN’T WAIT’: “I’m hoping to encourage and inspire world leaders to take action. I’m not going to wait. We can’t wait. It needs to happen.”

    Malala will appear at the London conference alongside 17-year-old schoolgirl Muzoon Almellehan, who will be the only young Syrian refugee to address world leaders at the event.

    “Without education we cannot do anything,” Muzoon said on the same call as Malala.
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    Re: Malala seeks to raise $1.4bn for Syrian refugee education

    The girl doing good.

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    Re: Malala seeks to raise $1.4bn for Syrian refugee education

    Quote Originally Posted by Greenstar View Post
    LONDON: Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai will seek to inspire world leaders at a conference in London on Thurs*day to commit $1.4 billion this year to give Syrian refugee children access to education, she said in an interview on Sunday.

    Heads of state and government and ministers from countries around the world will converge on London for the ‘Supporting Syria and the region’ conference, which aims to raise funds for humanitarian crises caused by the Syrian war.

    Some 700,000 Syrian children living in refugee camps in Jordan and Lebanon and in other Middle Eastern countries are out of school, according to a report issued by the Malala Fund, which campaigns and fundraises for educational causes.

    “I have met so many Syrian refugee children; they are still in my mind. I can’t forget them. The thought that they won’t be able to go to school in their whole life is completely shocking and I cannot accept it,” Malala said in the telephone interview.

    “We can still help them, we can still protect them. They are not lost yet. They need schools. They need books. They need teachers. This is the way we can protect the future of Syria.”

    An accomplished public speaker who brought a United Nations audience to its feet in a celebrated speech in 2013, she hopes to make a powerful impact at the London event.

    ‘WE CAN’T WAIT’: “I’m hoping to encourage and inspire world leaders to take action. I’m not going to wait. We can’t wait. It needs to happen.”

    Malala will appear at the London conference alongside 17-year-old schoolgirl Muzoon Almellehan, who will be the only young Syrian refugee to address world leaders at the event.

    “Without education we cannot do anything,” Muzoon said on the same call as Malala.
    1.4 billion is a hell of a large amount. Good luck to her.

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    Re: Malala seeks to raise $1.4bn for Syrian refugee education

    I'm a little cynical about Malala to be honest.
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    Re: Malala seeks to raise $1.4bn for Syrian refugee education

    Quote Originally Posted by vsdoc View Post
    I'm a little cynical about Malala to be honest.
    Pashtoon girl is doing good job..
    She may be the only person who represent
    pakistan in positive sense
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    Re: Malala seeks to raise $1.4bn for Syrian refugee education

    Quote Originally Posted by vsdoc View Post
    I'm a little cynical about Malala to be honest.
    I agree with you something doesnt sit well with me in the contrived interviews she was doing at a very young must have had extensive coaching from father
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    Re: Malala seeks to raise $1.4bn for Syrian refugee education

    Shes just a drama queen remember at the age of 12 or 13 she was praising Obama living near telebunny land which was being droned was akin to putting a bulls eye on her back

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    Re: Malala seeks to raise $1.4bn for Syrian refugee education

    She ain't got a cat in hell chance of raising that kinda dough but kudos for thinking big.

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    Re: Malala seeks to raise $1.4bn for Syrian refugee education

    Quote Originally Posted by sparkling View Post
    I agree with you something doesnt sit well with me in the contrived interviews she was doing at a very young must have had extensive coaching from father
    A girl that has had her youth stolen from her. Sad

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    Re: Malala seeks to raise $1.4bn for Syrian refugee education

    Quote Originally Posted by vsdoc View Post
    I'm a little cynical about Malala to be honest.
    Doc Why be such a skeptic? Her intentions are in the right place. Whether she succeeds in the raising the money remains to be seen.

    She is the youngest ever recipient of a Nobel prize and I am proud of her and that she is from Pakistan.

    Her Indian counterpart Mr Kailash Satyarthi should join her in her efforts to raise the money which is for a very good cause.
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    Re: Malala seeks to raise $1.4bn for Syrian refugee education

    Malala Yousafzai Nobel Peace Prize Speech


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    Re: Malala seeks to raise $1.4bn for Syrian refugee education

    Quote Originally Posted by Tari View Post
    Doc Why be such a skeptic? Her intentions are in the right place. Whether she succeeds in the raising the money remains to be seen.

    She is the youngest ever recipient of a Nobel prize and I am proud of her and that she is from Pakistan.

    Her Indian counterpart Mr Kailash Satyarthi should join her in her efforts to raise the money which is for a very good cause.
    I agree with you. Give the girl the benefit of the doubt

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