Malala donates $50,000 in prize money to rebuild schools in Gaza

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Malala Yousafzai. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

The Nobel Peace Prize winner and young Pakistani advocate for universal education, Malala Yousafzai, is giving $50,000 to rebuild damaged schools in Gaza.

The teenager is donating the prize money from the "World's Children's Prize" that she was recently awarded in Stockholm, Sweden.

Ms Yousafzai says she is giving the money to the UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) to help students whose needs she described as "overwhelming".

She explained that the funding will help reconstruction following the damage from the recent conflict in Gaza.

She added that without education there will never be peace.

UNRWA's Commissioner General Pierre Krähenbühl said the agency is deeply touched by her decision and shares the belief that education is a means to lift children out of oppression.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations.

Duration: 54″

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