Not only is she the youngest person ever to win this esteemed prize, she is also the first Pakistani to win the prize.
Malala was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman two years ago in Pakistan after coming to prominence for her campaigning for education for girls. After being shot she was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham, where she was treated for life-threatening injuries. She has been living in the UK since then.
She won for what the Nobel committee called her “heroic struggle” for girls’ right to an education.
At the age of 17, Malala has achieved many feats. She has since continued to campaign for girls’ education, she spoke before the United Nations, met with President Barack Obama, was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people and last year published the memoir ‘I Am Malala’.
She won the award jointly with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian child rights campaigner.
We are so proud of her and see her as a source of inspiration as she continues to fight for girls education across the world.