The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is excited to welcome Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize recipient, as the fourth child highlighted in The Power of Children: Making a Difference exhibit.
Reopening September 18, The Power of Children: Making a Difference exhibit will tell the story of Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist for female education and human rights. When the local Taliban banned girls from attending school in her home of Swat Valley in northwest Pakistan, then 10-year-old Yousafzai stood against them to fight for human rights. In the years to come, she was awarded Pakistan’s National Youth Peace Prize and International Children’s Peace Prize for her efforts. Despite being shot by the Taliban in 2012 at 15 years old, Yousafzai continued her mission.
With the help of the Yousafzai family and Malala Fund, visitors of the exhibit can expect to learn more about Yousafzai’s life, challenges, and how her work has continued to impact the world. They will have the opportunity to go inside a recreation of her home in Swat Valley to truly experience Yousafzai’s life.
“Malala serves as a positive role model to help those who are afraid to speak up and to help them understand that they can create a world in which all girls can live, learn and lead without fear,” said Jennifer Pace Robinson, president, and CEO, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. “We hope that sharing the stories of extraordinary children in history can inspire children today to fight discrimination and intolerance and make a positive difference in the world.”