NEW YORK: Malala Yousafzai announced at the Women in the World Summit in New York City the first grant from the Malala Fund.
It was raised with the support of Vital Voices, Angelina Jolie and the Women in the World Foundation. The grant will support the education of 40 girls aged 5-12 in Pakistan. For security reasons the name of the organization or the specific community will not be publicly released.
The Malala Fund supports the right to education for girls in Pakistan and across the world. Malala announced the grant via a video shown at the Women in the World conference in New York.
“Announcing the first grant of the Malala Fund is the happiest moment in my life,” said Malala Yousafzai in a video shown to thousands Thursday night attending the Women in the World Summit at Lincoln Center. “I invite all of you to support the Malala Fund and let us turn the education of 40 girls into 40 million girls.”