A Hero in My Eyes at Discovery Bay International School

August 29, 2014 at 2:58 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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Today I was honoured to be invited to Discovery Bay International School Senior School for their Hero in My Eyes Assembly  where the Grade 7s and 8s are beginning their study unit on their own personal heroes! I was asked to talk about my own personal hero, and it was very hard to choose! For me, a hero is someone who is willing to put their comfort, safety – even their lives – at risk for the sake of helping others. And 17 year old Pakistani high school girl Malala Yousafszai, born 12/7/1997, has done just that – for almost a third of her short life so far. She believes so strongly in the right of all children to an education – rich, poor, girl or boy – that she spoke out against the Taliban in her home in the Swat Valley – and almost died for that belief! Now she lives in Birmingham in England and is continuing to speak out for education for all. What a fabulous hero she is! You can find out more about her at http://www.malala.org and I encourage you to visit that site right away with your mum and dad!

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