Follow Up SDG 4 – Malala – The voice of 66 million girls (Year 9 – Year 11)

Around the world 66 million girls wish they could go to school, however unfortunately for various reasons they cannot.

Brainstorm together with your elder siblings and/or parents/guardians to try and make a list of what the barriers to education for these girls might be.

Now watch this video to find 13 reasons why girls are not in school.

Did you guess any of them?

Now watch this video. It is around 26 minutes long BUT it is really worth watching.

Malala Yousafzai: Nobel Peace Prize Lecture 2014

Why should girls go to school?

Why is it important for them?

Why shouldn’t they have the right to go to school?

During her Nobel Prize speech Malala mentions the 17 Sustainable Development Goals but still finds a lot of shortcomings. Can you mention just a few?

Can you find ONE of her most salient quotes in this memorable speech and create a poster with a speech bubble to share it with your family and friends to raise more awareness about the importance of education for all.


For further reading you may wish to borrow or buy the book:

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban

There is also a Maltese version.