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Pakistani Schoolgirl Begins New School In The UK

posted Mar 19, 2013, 7:13 PM by Mpelembe   [ updated Mar 19, 2013, 7:13 PM ]

R Reports - It's a day Malala Yousufzai has been waiting for. Five months after the Pakistani teenager and advocate for girls education, was shot in the head by the Taliban - she is back in school - only this time in England, not far from the hospital where she had surgery to rebuild her skull.

Pakistani Schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai:

"I think it's the happiest moment that I am going back to my school. And today, I would have my books, my bag and I would learn, talk to my friends, I will talk to my teacher and I think there is no important day than this day."

Her harrowing ordeal has only made her more determined to prevent others from the same fate.

Pakistani Schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai:

"I want to learn about politics, about social rights and about the law. I want to learn how to bring change in this world and how should I work for the happiness and education of girls.

Ruth Weeks, Headmistress Of Edgbaston High School for girls gave the 15-year-old a tour of the campus.


"We have very nice girls but they are very normal girls. And I think Malala needs that stability. She herself wants to be a normal teenage girl, and to have the support of other girls around her. Talking to her, I think that's something that she has very much missed during her time in hospital -- the contact with her peer group.

It's a sentiment Malala agrees with.

Pakistani Schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai:

"Yes I would make new friends and I will also talk to my old friends on phone and yes, I will make new friends. I am very happy because girls here are very nice."

Malala is expected to take a full courseload at the school where annual tuition is roughly $15,000. Taliban members have threatened that if Malala returns toPakistan, they will kill her.