"I have often said that I share my story not because it is unique — but because it is not."

Malala Yousafzai joins Twitter vows to continue her fight for girls educationMalala Fund/Facebook
Social Twitter Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 11:09

Pakistani Nobel laureate and education activist Malala Yousafzai joined Twitter on Friday, the same day that she graduated high school.

In a series of tweet, she spoke about how finishing school was a "bittersweet" moment for her and that she will continue to fight for education and equality of girls across the world.

Several dignitaries from across the world welcomed her on Twitter.

And she already 3,87,000 followers.

In her blog, Malala wrote how she enjoyed her school years and is excited for what the future holds for her, but she is also aware that millions of girls around the world still do not have access to education and she knew how that felt. 

"I have often said that I share my story not because it is unique — but because it is not. The fear I had then is still felt today by 130 million out-of-school girls around the world. I was able to continue my education when the situation in my hometown got better, but I will never forget how it felt to have my future taken away from me. I promise to ​keep fighting​ until the day that every girl can put on her uniform, pack up her books and walk to school without fear," she wrote. 

Malala Fund/Facebook

Malala, an education activist who survived a near-fatal attack by the Taliban, rose to international fame after emerging defiant from the assassination attempt on a school bus in Swat valley in October 2012 to continue her fight for girls' rights.

While living under the Taliban rule, she wrote a blog under a pseudonym which featured her thoughts on girls' education.

In 2014, Malala won the Nobel Peaze Prize along with India's Kailash Satyarthi.

And earlier this year, she become the youngest UN Messenger of Peace, an honour she shares with Hollywood actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Charlize Theron.

With IANS inputs

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