Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Oxbridge marks MALALA DAY!

It was the usual Tutorial Period, Wednesday 21st November, 2012 when the Student Representative Council represented by Ayoola Carlton and Jackie Momah put together a programme tagged, MALALA DAY.

The presentation was mainly to portray the obstacles that the girl-child faces in Swat, Pakistan, where a child-activist, Malala was shot because of her love and defence of girl-child education.

Malala is a teenage girl who lives a life different from other teenage girls. She is an educational activist, likewise the chairperson of the district child assembly called SWAT. A tragic experience happened when she was shot this year on October 9, 2012; this happened because she led a campaign against the Taliban, the militant Islamic group. This group has been at the forefront of destroying schools, killing and maiming anybody found to be supporting girl child education.

The culmination of the status of Malala to international status was the aftermath of her being shot in October, 9, 2012. The United Nations consequently declared October 11, 2012 International Day of the Girl-child.

In a highly emotional video clip, the students had the opportunity of seeing the horrible life in Malala’s homeland, Swat, where the Taliban have always held the once-peaceful town hostage.

The Oxbridge College joined the international community to celebrate this great girl, who is currently recuperating in the UK. 

Report by Olowu Tiwaloluwa

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