Lovefast 20: An education
By Phil from Mahabba Woking
Inspired by 'Educating girls' from 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World booklet
Thought for the day
Nobel Peace prizewinner, Malala Yousefzai, was shot by Taliban and became an icon for girls’ education.
This young campaigner from the Swat valley in Pakistan wrote for BBC Urdu service about life under the Taliban, using a pen name Gul Makai.
She wrote about her family’s fight for girls’ education.
In October 2012 she was shot in the head by Taliban when returning from school on a bus.
She miraculously survived and continues to campaign for girls’ education, the youngest nominee for the Nobel peace prize.
You can read more of her remarkable story in her book ‘I am Malala: the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban’ (with Christina Lamb) or watch the trailer of the film: ‘He named me Malala’ (2015).
Another project in Sind, Pakistan promotes girls education.
Read this photo-journalist's article: ‘The girls who will change Pakistan’ (by Jonathan Simpson).
You can follow the work of the Primary Education Project on Facebook.
And consider supporting through JustGiving.
Today's entry in 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World booklet
Inspiration for today's entry - click to open
Prayer for the day
Pray for those providing education for girls: Lord, we pray for girls who have never seen the inside of the classroom. We pray you will break into their world and remove the obstacles that lie in their way. Teach them how precious they are. Strengthen and resource educators as they seek to raise all children to reach the potential you gave them
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