Jolie Transcript with Malala
Angelina Jolie: By the time she was eleven, under the name Gul Makai, Malala was secretly sending her journal to the BBC, she called it The Diary of a Pakistani Girl. Her favorite pink dress, she wrote, could put her in danger; the Taliban disapproved of bright colors, but the only thing that really mattered to Malala was school. Her passion for learning expressed through her famous diaries would become far more dangerous than a pink dress and Malala knew it. “Which one of you is Malala?” the gunman asked as he and the others stormed the schoolbus on October 12th And here is what the gunman and the Taliban accomplished on that day: They shot her at point blank range in the head… and made her stronger.
Malala Yousafzai: Thank you so much Angelina and I would like to thank Tina Brown and the Women in the World Foundation, today they gave me an oppportunity to speak, and today I am going to announce the happiest moment of my life, and that is the first grant of the Malala fund in Swat Valley in my motherland we are going to educate forty girls I invite all of you to support Malala fund and let’s turn the education of forty girls into 40 million girls! Thank you. (Applause)