Malala Yousafzai published these thoughts on her last day of school.
This morning I go back to class after my stressful final exams that ended last week. Today is my last day of secondary school.
I enjoyed my school years and I am excited for my future. But I can’t help thinking of millions of girls around the world who won’t complete their education.
I was almost one of those girls. The Taliban took over our beautiful home in Swat Valley and declared a ban on girls’ education. Our teachers told us to stop wearing our uniforms because it wasn’t safe. Every day I wondered if this would be my last day of school.