The Story Behind the Malala Fund

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Based in New York City, Joann Baney is a professor at Columbia University, where she teaches courses in the Executive Master of Public Administration program of the School of International and Public Affairs and serves on the faculty of the Executive Master of Business Administration program and the Graduate School of Public Health. Joann Baney also supports several charities, including the Malala Fund.

Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai has a tremendous story. As a result of her efforts to be educated, she was shot by the Taliban but miraculously survived. In response to this brutality, Malala became a global advocate for girls who were being denied a formal education. Ms. Yousafzai established the Malala Fund in 2013 to help raise awareness of this issue. Due to her successes, she won the National Youth Peace Prize and was nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize.

To learn more about the Malala Fund and its programs, visit If you want to get involved with the work, the Malala Fund is always accepting donations as well as passionate volunteers.


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