I don’t deserve Nobel yet, says Malala


Malala Yousafzai, the teenage activist nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, says she has not done enough to deserve the award, as her old school closed on Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of her shooting by the Taliban.

The 16-year-old was shot in the head by the Pakistani Taliban on October 9 last year for speaking out against them. She has gone on to become a global ambassador for the right of all children to go to school.

Feted by world leaders and celebrities for her courage, she has addressed the UN, this week published an autobiography, and on Friday will learn if she has won the Nobel Peace prize.

But in an interview with radio station City89 FM, Malala spoke of her desire to do more to promote education, saying she felt she had not yet earned the Nobel accolade.

“There are many people who deserve the Nobel Peace Prize and I think that I still need to work a lot. In my opinion I have not done that much to win the Nobel Peace Prize,” she said.


  1. Beti, you have plenty of time to win any and all prizes. Just continue with the job you are doing to to educate the people. The world will owe you a lot.

  2. dear malala do u think how many people including young school going girls even younger than you has been killed by dron attack . you are fighting for education that’s very good but first thing is to save from being killed by drones ,..

  3. Malala has contributed more than any of a 16- years- old girl of the whole world under adverse circumstances. This itself is far more than a Nobel Prize. May Allah keep her safe and provide her the strength to do still more for the cause of education and humanity.

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