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A Letter to Malala By Sedghi Parsi


Dear Malala,

51dVLcrS0gL__SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Recently I read your autobiography, “I Am Malala” and was inspired by you and what you stood up for. I agree with you that every child should have the opportunity to have an education no matter what gender, religion, or race they are. Your story helps me to be thankful for having an education and you also inspire me to try my hardest in school and to try to get good grades.

You have accomplished so much at such a young age and you make me believe that everyone can stand up for what they believe in. You have won countless awards for your actions and are the youngest person in history to win the Noble Peace Prize at only the age of 17! Even when people tried to shut you down you only got stronger. Just like you once said, “They thought that the bullets would silent us. But they failed… Weakness, fear, and hopelessness died. Strength, power, and courage was born.” Even when you are visiting other countries, and helping people or, meeting with famous people, and being on television you still have time to focus on your studies and get good grades.

When I have a tight schedule with lots of homework, I think of how some children have way more homework and less time to do their homework than I do. Also I admire you because you believe that violence is not the way to solve problems instead education and intelligence are. Just like you, I believe that the world’s greatest weapons and tools are education and intelligence. One day, just like you, I hope that world peace can finally happen and that can only happen when every single child in the world has the opportunity to have an education.

“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.”-Malala Yousafzai

Parsa Sedghi

When he’s not writing articles for MY-Say, you can find sixth grader Parsa Sedghi, Central Middle School, Anne Arundel County, playing soccer and swimming.