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Public Speaking is a good way for someone to share and express their thoughts and feelings in an uninterrupted way, where the audience has to listen and take note of what is being said! Many young people use this platform to address the ‘adults’ of the world, here are some examples…

‘Malala Yousafzai’ Photo by Louise Kennerley/Fairfax Media via Getty Images

Malala Yousafzai is internationally known for her activism in female education. She spoke out publicly about this in 2012 and was able to establish the ‘Malala Fund’ in 2014, a charity dedicated to giving every girl an opportunity to achieve a future she chooses. From this, Malala received the Nobel Peace Prize, making her the youngest-ever Nobel laureate. In 2015, to coincide with the release of the documentary ‘He Named Me Malala’, the ‘Malala Youth Voice’ programme was launched; to promote and engage students in youth voice, especially with human rights issues. 

To find out more, please visit this external link: https://nationalschoolspartnership.com/initiatives/malala-youth-voice/

Here is a clip of Malala addressing the United Nations Youth Assembly from 2013:

VIDEO: ‘Malala Yousafzai addresses United Nations Youth Assembly’ (Clip)

‘I speak – not for myself, but for those without voice can be heard.’