Excerpts of letter from Malala Yousef to families of missing Chibok girls carted away 2 years ago …
“Dear mothers and fathers – parents, thank you for having the courage to send your daughters to school. My dream is that one day they will come home, finish their education and choose their futures for themselves.”
“I write this letter with a heavy heart, knowing you have endured another year separated from your daughters”
“I think of you every day since we first met two years ago – and join millions of people around the world in praying for the safety and swift return of your girls. As I did last year, I call on President Buhari of Nigeria – and everyone who can help rescue the Chibok girls – to act now.”
“I pray for the day when you can embrace your girls again.”
(Born 12 July 1997) is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate. She is known mainly for human rights advocacy for education and for women in her native Swat Valley in theKhyber Pakhtunkhwa province of northwest Pakistan, where the local Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school. Yousafzai’s advocacy has since grown into an international movement.