Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai addressed the United Nations on Friday, July 12th, 2013 as part of her campaign to ensure free compulsory education for every child. Malala has been an advocate for women’s education despite her struggle after being shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan.┬áSeeds of Learning continues to support an equal education for boys and girls in Pakistan at the Campus of Hope facility.

“Malala has been able to amplify the spirit of self-sacrifice, patience and forgiveness,” said Seeds of Learning Board President Azher Khan. “She spoke eloquently and has made education a first priority for every girl and boy, and we have great hopes that Malala’s passion will inspire a new beginning of education opportunities for children around the world.”

Watch Malala’s address at the first ever youth takeover of the United Nations General Assembly below: