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US President Donald Trump indicators the Malala Yousafzai Scholarship into regulation

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  • Trump indicators Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act into regulation
  • USAID to award 50% of advantage and needs-based scholarships to Pakistani ladies

The Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Invoice was signed into regulation by United States President Donald Trump earlier this week.

In accordance with a invoice announcement issued by the White Home, the US president signed off on the Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act on January 13. 

Beneath the Act, US Company of Worldwide Improvement (USAID) shall be awarding at 50% of the advantage and needs-based scholarship programmes throughout a variety of educational disciplines to Pakistani ladies who meet the prevailing eligibility standards. 

The Act was handed by the US Home of Representatives final 12 months in March and was voted into existence by the US Congress on January 1, 2021. 

Yow will discover particulars of the scholarship right here.

Learn extra: In gatherings of principally males, Malala says she at all times knew her voice mattered

‘Most well-known teenager’

On October 2012, Malala was shot within the head at point-blank vary by the Taliban as she was returning residence from her faculty in Swat valley.

Two years later, Malala turned the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her efforts for kids’s rights.

She then turned a UN Messenger of Peace in 2017, with a particular concentrate on women’ training.

Final 12 months, Malala was chosen by Teen Vogue as as its cowl particular person for its final concern of the last decade and was additionally declared by the UN as “the most famous teenager in the world” in its Decade in Assessment.

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