Washington (AFP) - Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl activist who has become a world champion of girls' rights, called Friday for the World Bank to make education its top priority.
Seated on a stage with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim in a one-on-one presentation in Washington, the 16-year-old delivered a poised, articulate and impassioned plea for children's education.
Asked by Kim for her advice to the World Bank, Malala noted that organizations spend much of their money on health, AIDS and other programs.
"But I think all those organizations must make education their top priority," she said.
Such a focus would fight child labor, child trafficking, poverty and AIDS, all at once, she argued. ...more