Malala Yousafzai and Ziauddin Yousafzai, co-founders of the Malala Fund have reached Lahore to encourage young girls to have access to STEAM education and develop a fellowship program to train educators in Pakistan.
During their visit, they will address influential groups in the fields of education, government, development, media, digital cultural producers, students, and youth in addition to supporters from the Malala Fund Education Champion Network and partners.
The co-founders will participate in several events with the Malala Fund team and an academic delegation from the Oxford Pakistan Program (OPP) to raise awareness of the OPP in Pakistan and to promote scientific education for Pakistani girls.
Malala will emphasize her work with the OPP while she is in the country as well as another project run by her Alma College.
A newly established fellowship with the Malala Fund, Lady Margaret Hall (LMH), the OPP, and Oxford’s Department of Education is part of the OPP initiative’s goal to connect the academic communities of Oxford and Pakistan.
The Nobel Prize laureate will interact with thought leaders, students, academics, and activists at several events, including panels and round tables with both emerging and established voices for a more comprehensive understanding of Pakistan’s present and future.
During their visit to Lahore, Malala and Ziauddin will also meet with the Punjab chief minister to discuss education and the work of the Malala Fund in Pakistan.
Malala recently travelled to Pakistan in October to meet with young girls and families from communities in Sindh affected by floods and to urge the international community to increase relief to Pakistan.