The girl, who lives in a refugee camp, wants to convey the message that girls like her have an intense passion for education.
“In fact, and unfortunately, US$39 billion is spent on (the) military in only eight days”, she said.
According to an estimate by the laureate’s nonprofit group, the Malala Fund, about $39 billion would be needed each year to fund the schooling.
“We urge the worldwide community to loosen the purse strings for the future of our children, to protect them from exploitation and violence, and to invest in their education”. “Books, not bullets, will pave the path towards peace and prosperity”.
“The world must assume greater and it must dream greater”, she stated, saying D.I. objectives for 2015 wrongly exclusively targeted on common main education. I’m still a teenager. I became stronger because of the support of my family and of millions of sisters and brothers all around the world. She was awarded Nobel Peace Prize along with Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi in December a year ago. It is absolutely in our power, and when we do, we will realise a whole new world of possibility. “The world made a courageous attempt at basic education for all starting in 2000 with the Millennium Development Goals”, Malala, who will be 18 this month, wrote.
This is the first time Malala will visit Oslo since she received the Nobel.
In an essay published by The Telegraph ahead of a speech she is due to give to leaders in Oslo, Malala criticised the number of girls who are only given access to the most basic education. The world has not even bothered counting how many complete upper secondary, grades 10, 11 and 12 in many countries.
“If nine years of education is not enough for your children, it is not enough for the rest of the world’s children”, she told several hundred delegates including United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
“The issue is not that there is not enough money, the issue is the lack of commitment from the world leaders to invest in education, ” Malala said.
The good news is that we have a plan to change course, by fully funding education for 12 years, starting with the hardest to reach: girls like myself and Mezon.