Malala Yousafzai, the 19-year-old Pakistani campaigner who was shot in the head in 2012 by Taliban gunmen for advocating girl’s education, has graduated from high school.
Celebrating her last day of school, Yousafzai said it was a bittersweet occasion, because many girls never get the opportunity to finish their education.
The 19-year-old Nobel Laureate also sent her first tweets on the same day with a call for people to help her fight for female education.
“Today is my last day of school and my first day on Twitter,” she said on Twitter.
“Graduating from secondary school (high school) is bittersweet for me. I’m excited about my future, but I know that millions of girls around the world are out of school and may never get the opportunity to complete their education.”
After calling out to people to back her fight for girl’s education, Yousafzai also announced that she would be spending the summer campaigning around the world.
“Next week, I will be back on my #GirlPowerTrip to meet girls in Middle East, Africa and Latin America.”
Dozens of people and top international organisations welcomed the young woman on the social media site.
Malala was awarded the National Peace Award by the Pakistani government in 2012 after the attack on her, and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. She was only 11 years old when she began writing a diary under a pseudonym “Gul Makai”, the name of a heroine from a Pashtun folk tale.
Malala, after graduating from all girl’s Edgbaston High School in Birmingham, is planning to study PPE at Oxford University in the autumn this year.