Pakistani Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has announced a number of donations for the rehabilitation of Palestinian children. According to ‘Save The Children’ an American charity foundation, Malala has donated $150,000 to three charity organization in the United Kingdom to help the devastated families in Palestine.
Further details entail that the youngest Nobel laureate is donating a whooping amount of $100,000 to ‘Save the Children’, and a total sum of $50,000 to KinderUSA and DCI Palestine ($25,000 each) to support families in Gaza.
For those who don’t know, KinderUSA, which Malala donated to, is a leading American Muslim charity. The organisation focused on the health and well-being of Palestinian children. DCI Palestine is also an independent, Palestinian welfare organization that Malala has announced to donate to. DCI Palestine is dedicated to defending and promoting the rights of children living in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip.
An official Twitter handle of the ‘Save the Children’ organization shared the news about Malala’s donation. “Thank you to Nobel laureate @Malala for her generous donation to our Emergency Fund to help children in #Gaza and around the world. Her donation will help us provide life-saving and life-changing support to vulnerable children.” tweeted the ‘Save the Children UK’ Twitter handle.
Malala also penned a heartwarming note to children in Palestine saying, “Like many others around the world, I am devastated by the brutality and inhumanity against Palestinian children. They deserve to live in peace, to feel safe in their homes, to be educated and to pursue their dreams – just like any other child.”
She added,”I hope these gifts will help them return to school and start the process of rebuilding their lives. I want Palestinian children to know that I stand with them and believe in their future. I pray for a lasting peace in the region and call on leaders to protect every child’s fundamental rights.”
According to a media release by ‘Save the Children’, Malala’s donation will help ‘Save the Children’ to provide life-saving and life-changing aid to vulnerable Palestinian children, which will include repairing damaged schools, providing clean water and food vouchers, supporting children’s mental health and wellbeing, and providing nutrition services for pregnant women and new mothers.
Malala has been highly applauded on social media for stepping up to ensure that this generation of Palestinian children does not miss out on school.