KEYNOTE: Empowering Learners for a brighter future by Ziauddin Yousafzai

Many children and adults, particularly women and girls have never had access to education, gaining access is only half the battle.

We must ensure that the right environment for education is encouraged so that our children (and adults) can learn with open and inquisitive minds and take full advantage of their education to reach their potential.

It is not always easy to do this, I have seen this in my own country and struggled to provide my own children and my community's children with the right learning environment.

If we truly empower our children and our people to learn and engage with knowledge then we can build a much brighter future for us all.

Ziauddin Yousafzai

Pakistani educator Ziauddin Yousafzai reminds the world of a simple truth that many don't want to hear: Women and men deserve equal opportunities for education, autonomy, an independent identity.

He tells stories from his own life and the life of his daughter, Malala, who was shot by the Taliban in 2012 simply for daring to go to school. "Why is my daughter so strong?" Yousafzai asks. "Because I didn't clip her wings."

He is a co-founder of the Malala Fund with his daughter and their close family friend Shiza Shahid. In Pakistan, Ziauddin was an educator, running several schools. He is also a U.N. Special Adviser on Global Education.
Ziauddin will join us as a keynote speaker during our CEESA Conference in Prague.

Lectures and biopage for Ziauddin Yousafzai - sponsored by Office of Overseas Schools

Additional Info

  • Timetable: Friday, Session 1, 10:00-11:30 Congress Hall C