Malala Yousafzai graduates from Oxford University

Monday 29th November 2021 11:11 EST

The Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, 24, has graduated from Oxford University nine years after she was shot by the Taliban. She finished her course a year and a half ago, but due to the pandemic, the University had postponed the graduation ceremony. 

The education campaigner graduated with a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE). 

When Ms Yousafzai was 15-year-old she survived an attack from a Taliban gunman who shot her in the head, neck, and shoulder. She was returning home from her school in Pakistan, when she was attacked because she chose to speak for the right to education for girls. 
Post attack, she was brought to Birmingham for medical treatment where she recovered and joined the all-girls Edgbaston High School.

In 2014, Ms Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize which made her the youngest person ever to win this award. She still campaigns for girls’ education though the Malala Fund.

On the day she wrote on Instagram adding several photos from the big day including with friends and husband Asser Malik,"some Latin was said and apparently I have a degree," 

Mr Malik, celebrating his wife's accomplishment with a post on twitter including two photos, wrote, "The place we first met felt a little more special on Malala's graduation day."

After graduation, Malala headed to Holborn’s fashionable new, modern-Indian restaurant Colonel Saab with her husband Asser Malik and close friends to celebrate the momentous occasion with a dinner of authentic Indian delicacies with a twist. 

Colonel Saab owner, Roop Partap Choudhary told Asian Voice, "It was an astonishing moment and a great honour for us at Colonel Saab to host Malala and Asser for her graduation dinner. Long live her legacy.” Roop Choudhary spent a year traveling India with Karen Anand (Dishoom) speaking to mothers about their home-cooked dishes and their stories to create the restaurant’s menu. 

Malala also signed a copy of Colonel Saab’s menu, saying, “Thank you for the amazing food” and happily posed for photos with the team.

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