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Malala in Nigeria, Meet Families of Missing Girls, Pledges Support to Help Free Them

Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai as she met with the leaders of the #BringBackOurGirls Abuja campaign group in Abuja, July 13, 2014 (photo credit: Reuters)

The now renowned Pakistani schoolgirl and activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban, October 2012 for campaigning for girls’ education, has traveled to Nigeria to meet the families of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls who were abducted by the militant Islamist group Boko Haram back in April 2014.

Malala’s ‘fight’ for better education appears to be stronger than ever as she has pledged “to participate actively in the ‘bring back our girls’ campaign, [and] to make sure that they return safely and they continue their education.”

[Reuters] July 13th, 2014, also reported that ‘some of the parents broke down in tears as Malala spoke at a hotel in the capital of Abuja on Sunday.’

“I can see those girls as my sisters…and I’m going to speak up for them until they are released, said Malala. She will celebrate her 17th birthday in Nigeria on Monday and is due to meet with President Goodluck Jonathan.

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Yvonne is a positive thinker, a catalyst for change, and a conduit through which holistic healing takes place and destiny is fulfilled. Her ministry through her blog, Empowerment Moments, came at a very low point in her life and was born out of much adversity, persecution, physical abuses, and rejection to the point of her being suicidal. She was left feeling defeated and shrunk back by fear. But through some miraculous means, God has given her pain purpose and a unique voice through which He speaks to touch the untouchable, to reach the unreachable and to empower, inspire, motivate, encourage and uplift the hurting and spiritually wounded to bring about healing and wholeness - mind, body, soul and spirit, one person at a time.

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