PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani education activist, has praised Trinidad for the stance taken on free education.
Malala, who arrived here last Sunday, said her ultimate goal is to ensure education is free.
“I heard children’s education is free and the BSc is free. This is how it should be—100 percent education should be free. I will be happy to meet with the children and adults.”
Malala’s visit coincides with the tenth anniversary celebrations of the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT).
She is accompanied by her parents and brothers, Khan and Khushal Khan, along with chairman of The Malala Fund, Eason Jordan, and will continue her activism with two speaking engagements on Wednesday and Thursday at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA).
Malala achieved international renown after she was shot by the Taliban for campaigning for education rights for girls and women.
Photo by Russell Watkins of the UK Department for International Development.