In his continuous efforts to make the world a better place, Justin Bieber has taken the time to meet up with Malala Yousafzai, a 17-year-old Pakistani activist famous for her fight to give girls the right to an education in her country.
Revealing on his Instagram on Wednesday, Bieber posted a photo of him Facetiming the young activist. Along with the picture, he captioned, “Just got to FaceTime with Malala Yousafzai. She has such an incredible story. I can’t wait to meet her in person and talk about how I can support her and the @malalafund. #love”
Yousafzai first gained recognition around the world in 2012 when she was shot for voicing her opinions on why girls in her country should have an education. It all started in 2009 when she anonymously started blogging for BBC, in which she wrote about the oppression she and her friends faced as well as their fears at living under the constant threat of the Taliban. The blogging stopped when death threats against her intensified. Her identity was eventually revealed when she was featured in a New York Times documentary.
Now recovered and currently based in the United Kingdom, Yousafzai was the recipient of Pakistan’s first National Youth Peace Prize in 2011 and was nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. She has since started the Malala Fund to help raise awareness about the importance of the education of girls and to empower her peers to stand up for their rights.
We’re so happy to see Mr. Bieber getting in touch with young activists. Every little bit can help the world become a better place. And with two powerhouses like Justin and Malala working together, just think about how much change can be brought to the table!