Malala donates Nobel Prize money to rebuild Gaza school


According to the UN agency responsible for supporting Palestinian refugees, Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has donated $50,000 to aid the reconstruction of one of the numerous United Nations schools in Gaza which were damaged during the 50-day Israel-Hamas conflict earlier this year.

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) confirmed that Malala has chosen to donate the entirety of the $50,000 awarded to her as part of the World Children’s Prize, which she shares with Indian children’s rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi, to support the restoration of the Gaza school.  

In Malala’s own words, “without education, there will never be peace”; the children of Palestine deserve comprehensive, quality tuition. The 17-year-old young woman was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in October for promoting girls’ right to education in her home country of Pakistan. Despite her youth, Malala has already demonstrated incomprehensible courage and strength after being shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in 2012.