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Did Malala Win? The Malala Fund
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"She was too young" was the answer most given to many children who wanted so much for Malala the Pakistani school girl to win. No, Malala did not win the Nobel Prize, which was awarded to a United Nations team of chemical weapons disposal experts. The team, who call themselves "The Chemical Boys" have spent the last 15 years ridding the world of chemical weapons on behalf of the United Nations.
So, how old does one have to be to win the Nobel Prize? How old does one have to be to inspire the hearts and minds of millions of people around the world? The hearts and the minds of millions of young, millions of old, of all nationalities? Of men, of women, of straight and gay? Of rich, of poor and of all walks of life?
What exactly is the "Nobel Prize?" Wikipedia defines it as: "An international award bestowed by a Swedish and Norwegian committee," given for "cultural advances." We never know who it's going to be given to, but sadly, today, we know who it's not being bestowed to.
If the first 16 years of Malala's life doesn't fit the description above, then what prize does she qualify for?
I want to know the name of the prize that's given for those who stand back up after receiving a bullet to the head - and continues to say exactly the same things, to the same people that made them want to deliver that bullet in the first place.
Then there's the question that asks: if the men who crafted this scheme against this young girl had been educated, if the women in their lives had been educated, would this had even happened to Malala? Would we even know her name today?
Either way, it's safe to assume that we know where she would have spent the $1.2 million she would have received that comes with the Nobel Prize.
At least now, we know where to send money to fight back against men like that. For once, we can send our money not to buy weapons to kill, but to support educating girls and women like Malala. She'll have to learn to live without a 'prize' for now. In fact, she has. She congratulates the winners of this year's Nobel Prize, the "Chemical Boys."
You too can help support Malala's efforts by clicking HERE to link to "The Malala Fund." And don't forget to email us HERE and let us know how much you sent her effort so we can try to match your generosity.