Malala opens a school for Syrian refugee girls in Lebanon on her birthday

At Tomorrows, education is one of our biggest concern. Our story started while we were teaching in an NGO in Jaipur and we still remember all of the children’s smiles. We’re waiting for the day when we’ll have the ability to fund a project for them.

So it goes without saying that we admire the fight of Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. I am personally really glad to know she chose to spend her 18th birthday in Lebanon yesterday and opened a school for Syrian refugee girls in the Bekaa Valley.

She also started a campaign a week ago to ask world leaders to invest in books rather than in wars. In her own words : “If the world leaders decide to take one week and a day off from war and weapons, we can put every child in school. Books are a better investment in our future than bullets. Books, not bullets, will pave the path towards peace and prosperity.” So simple yet so true. Check out the hashtag #booksnotbullets and follow her work on the Malala Fund Blog.

Eugenia de Maistre