By Jesus Hernandez, age 11 and Indykids Staff Every morning, Aliya Khan, a fifth grader in Kashmir, wakes up and walks to her school. But soon she returns home, disappointed, every day, according to an article published in The New York Times, at the end of October. That’s because it’s the same news: Her school …
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On October 10, 2014, 17-year-old activist for girls’ right to education, Malala Yousafzai, jointly won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize with Indian national, Kailash Satyarthi.
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