Pakistan’s Malala donates $50,000 to Gaza schools
Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai has donated the entire sum she received from the World’s Children’s Prize to the reconstruction of schools in Gaza, UK’s The Guardian reported Wednsday.
The Nobel peace prize winner made the $50,000 donation after receiving the prize for the rights of the child in Marienfred, Sweden.
“This funding will help rebuild the 65 schools damaged during the recent conflict. Innocent Palestinian children have suffered terribly and for too long,” Malala said.
“The needs are overwhelming – more than half of Gaza’s population is under 18 years of age. They want and deserve quality education, hope and real opportunities to build a future,” she said.
Malala said the money would be granted to the country through the U.N.’s relief agency UNRWA and aims to rebuild 65 schools.
By winning the price, Malala becomes the first person to receive both the children’s prize and the Nobel in the same year.