Malala Yousafzai is on TikTok: Nobel Peace Prize winner joins social networking site with video saying her favourite things are ‘shoes, comedy and reading books’

  • Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has joined Tik Tok social media craze
  • The 23-year-old recently graduated from Oxford University with a degree in PPE
  • Malala is using the popular app to appeal for donations to her charitable fund

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has delighted fans after joining the TikTok revolution.  

The 23-year-old, who graduated from Oxford University with a degree in philosophy, politics and economics (PPE) earlier this year, is using the app to appeal for donations to her charitable fund.

Malala hit headlines around the world in 2012 when she survived being shot in the head by a Taliban gunman at the age of 15, after campaigning for girls to be educated in her native Pakistan.

After recovering, she moved to Britain and went on to become the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2014. 

She is currently dedicating her time to her charity the Malala Fund, which was set up to help pay for the education of girls in Third World and war-torn countries.

In her first Tiktok video, Malala states her favourite things are: ‘Shoes, comedy and reading books.’

She says: ‘Hi Tik Tok. My name is Malala Yousafzai.

‘I am 23 years old and I’m a girl’s education activist. Some of you might already know me, you might have heard my UN speech or might have read my book, ‘I am Malala.’

‘Some of you may not know me yet so I will introduce myself.

‘I am a recent graduate from Oxford University, I like shoes, comedy, reading books and I also do campaigning and advocacy for twelve years for education and safe quality of education for all girls around the world.’

She went on to urge viewers to donate to the fund on ‘Giving Tuesday’, a fundraising campaign in the US. 


The 23-year-old, who graduated from Oxford University with a degree in philosophy, politics and economics (PPE) earlier this year, is using the app to appeal for donations to her charitable fund.

The 56-second-long clip received thousands of likes and hundreds of comments.

One wrote: ‘You’re my hero Malala, ever since I read your book. You are a true inspiration to so many.

‘Are there still many girls in Pakistan that are being barred from an education?

‘What kinds of things does your organisation do to help them gain access to education?’  

Malala, pictured in 2018, is the youngest person to have won the Nobel Peace Prize, which she scooped in 2014 for her campaigns for children’s rights

Malala had an astonishing recovery after she was shot by the Taliban while riding a school bus in 2012. 

The head of the Pakistan Taliban, Mullah Fazlullah, who ordered the attack on her, was killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan in 2018. 

In 2013, she was named one of Time magazine’s most influential people. 

She is the youngest person to have won the Nobel Peace Prize, which she scooped in 2014 for her campaigns for children’s rights. 

She moved permanently to Britain where she completed her GCSEs and A-levels at Edgbaston High School for Girls before winning a place at Oxford. 

She started at Oxford University in 2018, and graduated over the summer.  

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