Malala – A Fight for a Noble Cause



Case Code : CLMISC017
Publication date : 2016
Subject : Miscellaneous
Industry : Miscellaneous
Organization : Malala Yousafzai
Length : 04 Pages
Teaching Note: Not Available


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After surviving from an attack on her life from Taliban, Malala intensified her efforts to fight for the Children’s rights and girls’ education. In her endeavor to achieve the objectives, she had been awarded the Nobel peace prize award for the year 2014. This case therefore focuses on the life and work of Malala and provides a discussion point on the management concepts of motivation and leadership.


To understand the life and work of Malala.
To understand the motivation behind Malala’s activities.
To identify leadership qualities in Malala.
To understand the "noble-minded".


On December 10, 2014, Malala Yousafzai (Malala) became the youngest person and the first Pakistani to receive the Nobel Peace Award. She received the award along with Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi . Speaking at the event, Malala described herself as a committed and stubborn person aiming to look at a world where every child would have access to quality education, every woman would have equal rights, and where there would be peace in every corner of the world.

She also spoke about the passion young girls had for education in her region. She said in a simple yet strong message: “We had a thirst for education, because our future was right there in that class room, we would sit and learn and read together.” Malala had a lot of dedication and motivation towards education and believed it was a boon to all human beings, especially children...

Key words:
Malala, Taliban , Nobel Peace Prize, Children Rights, Girls Education

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