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Malala Yousafzai in this file photo.— PHOTO: AP
Malala Yousafzai in this file photo.— PHOTO: AP

Malala Yousafzai (16), the Pakistani girl targeted by Taliban because she championed education for girls, has inspired the development of a school curriculum.

George Washington University announced on Monday that faculty members are creating multimedia curriculum tools to accompany I am Malala , a book recently released by Ms. Yousafzai.

Several faculty members will pilot the curriculum early next year for both college and high school instruction. Free of charge, it will focus on themes such as the importance of a woman’s voice and political extremism, the university said.

The tools won’t just look at her story, but also how the same issues get reflected elsewhere, such as when girls face child marriage and pressures to leave school, said Mary Ellsberg, the director of the university’s Global Women’s Institute.

The university’s Global Women’s Institute is partnered with the Malala Fund, a nonprofit that seeks to ensure girls around the world have access to education.

— AP

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