Malala Yousafzai Wants to Be Prime Minister


I hope you’re all prepared to happy-weep with hot tears of pride and encouragement, because here’s a video of Malala Yousafzai, education rights advocate and bottomless well of courage and inspiration, declaring that she wants to be prime minister of Pakistan one day.

When asked by CNN’s Christiane Amanpour about her career aspirations during an interview at the 92nd Street Y in New York, the 16-year-old icon responded:

I want to become a Prime Minister of Pakistan, and I think it’s really good. Because through politics I can serve my whole country. I can be the doctor of the whole country, and I can help children to get education, to go school. I can improve the quality of education, and I can spend much of the money from the budget on education.

“The real goal, most precious goal, for which I am thirsty, for which I want to struggle hard — the award I want is to see every child go to school,” she added (the interview took place on the eve of the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize, which she did not receive).

According to TIME, she also stated, “I’m never going to give up… [the Taliban] only shot a body but they cannot shoot my dreams.”

The rest of the interview airs tonight at 7pm EST.

“Malala Yousafzai Tells CNN’s Christiane Amanpour: ‘I Want To Be Prime Minister'” [HuffPo]

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