9 May 2016 — Ziauddin Yousafzai on Youth and Education


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SUNDAY, MAY 22 — 12:30pm to 2:00pmOur FOURTH SUNDAY meeting for May! Speaker: Kevin James, City of Los Angeles.  We gather in The Fireplace Room at Denny’s, 5525 Sepulveda Boulevard in Sherman Oaks.  (Meeting reminders: Inspiration, Todd; Pledge, Richard; Four-Way Test, Daniele; Rotary Minute, Brenda; Mini-Craft Talk: Reed.)  BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING TBA, but definitely not that morning at 11:00.


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You may not recognize the name Ziauddin Yousafzai, although part of it may tug at your memory just a bit.  But you probably recognize the young woman next to him in the photo on this page.  As Ziauddin says in this TED Talk, several year ago that little girl was only known as his daughter.  Now, proudly, he is mostly known as Malala’s father.

Ziauddin is no slouch.  Here’s his biography from the TED Talk page.

Ziauddin Yousafzai is an educator, human rights campaigner and social activist. He hails from Pakistan’s Swat Valley where, at great personal risk among grave political violence, he peacefully resisted the Taliban’s efforts to shut down schools and kept open his own school. He also inspired his daughter, Malala Yousafzai, to raise her voice to promote the rights of children to an education. Ziauddin is the co-founder and serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Malala Fund.

He also serves as the United Nations Special Advisor on Global Education and also the educational attaché to the Pakistani Consulate in Birmingham, UK.

And one other biographical note: he is a member of the Rotary Club of Swat, Pakistan.


If the embedded video does not work, please click here to view it on the TED Talk site.



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8 responses to 9 May 2016 — Ziauddin Yousafzai on Youth and Education

  1. Powerful. I’ve read only a about Mr. Yousafzai and appreciate this opportunity to hear him speak.

  2. Beautiful talk. So grateful for his work to educate women.

  3. What a very inspiring talk. Malala and her family are truly courageous.

  4. It’s great to know Malala has such a supportive father on her side.

  5. Very inspirational!

  6. Touching to hear her story from her fathers perspective.

  7. Thank you for this week’s program! I shared the TED Talk with fellow teachers and Girl Scout leaders who also found the message to be inspirational.

  8. Yoko said on June 4, 2016

    Truly inspirational. His message is very clear and loving.

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