After her second trip to Pakistan, Malala vows to support STEAM education for girls there and the banning of corporal punishment. The Nobel prize winner dressed her tourist hat on Friday, her final day in Lahore, spending time with her family and touring the city’s historic buildings.
The education advocate attended numerous lectures, talks, and workshops during her brief four-day stay in Lahore. Malala also met the female cricketers on the Pakistani national team and was given an autographed jersey by them. She also met representatives from the government, academia, businesses, digital artists, the media, STEAM champions, and development experts. When the 25-year-old visited with Punjab Chief Minister Parvez Elahi, he convinced him to introduce legislation prohibiting physical punishment.
CM Elahi also pledged to recruit 25,000 instructors to teach science and math in schools in order to help Malala close the STEAM literacy gap. In order to facilitate the STEAM relationship between the Malala Fund and the province, Malala also asked the chief minister to facilitate the release of funding.
The girl’s education activist most recently visited Pakistan in October to meet with the residents of Sindh who had been affected by the disastrous floods caused by climate change. paying particular attention to children and their loss of schooling.