So excited to see our #MonarchButterfly Malala Yousafzai return to school! Read the post and check out the video from TIME.  *Love the pink back pack by the way 🙂

Monarch Butterfly M. Yousufzai returns to school. Photo via GirlUp/Malala Photo Press

Monarch Butterfly M. Yousufzai returns to school. Photo via GirlUp/Malala Photo Press

 

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Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani student and women’s-education activist, returned to the classroom for the first time today since being shot in the head by a member of the Taliban in October. She is starting as a ninth-year student at Edgbaston High School, the oldest independent girls school in Birmingham, England.

(MORE:Interactive Timeline: Malala Yousafzai’s Extraordinary Journey)

In a statement, Malala said:

“I am excited that today I have achieved my dream of going back to school. I want all girls in the world to have this basic opportunity. I miss my classmates from Pakistan very much but I am looking forward to meeting my teachers and making new friends here in Birmingham.”

On Oct. 9, 2012, Malala was attacked on her way home from school in northwestern Pakistan and had to be flown to a hospital in Britain for special treatment. After undergoing surgery on her skull and…

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