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Invest in books, not bullets: Malala urges world leaders on her 18th birthday

Urging the global leaders to trim down their military expenditure in order to facilitate the education of children worldwide, education activist and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai marked her 18th birthday by opening a school in Lebanon for Syrian refugee girls.

The school named “Malala Yousafzai All-Girls School”, opened near Syria border in Lebanon’s Bekka Valley, is financed by the Malala Fund.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Malala called on the world leaders to invest in books and not bullets.

“In fact, if the whole world stopped spending money on the military for just 8 days, we could have the $39 billion still needed to provide 12 years of free, quality education to every child on the planet,” the teenager Nobel laureate wrote in a blog for the Malala Fund.

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