The advocate for girls’ right to education worldwide, Malala Yousafzai made an honorary Canadian citizen on Wednesday, 12 of April 2017. Malala Yousafzai is the sixth person and the youngest to ever receive honorary Canadian citizenship. The newly appointed Senior Advisory Board Member of “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center and an International Child Rights activist, Mr George Stamatis, met Malala Yousafzai and her dad in Canada.
Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old Pakistani student who was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen for speaking out in support of the right of girls to go to school is an inspiration to everybody and that is why “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center is honored to have met a global advocate for women’s right and education: Mr. Stamatis said that it’s a great honor to meet Malala and that she is a brave, inspiring woman and powerful voice for justice. She is the proof that no one is never too young to lead. She reminded us that when our leaders fail to lead, people must. “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center, an International, Humanitarian and Independent Institution has been actively campaigning for the rights of the child regardless of race, legal or societal status, orientation, political, religious or other belief. The Director-General of “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center, Mr Joseph Varughese underlined the fact that Malala Yousafzai stood up and believed in herself and that makes her a “hero”. He also said that Malala symbolizes of one of the most important causes in the world – education. Education for all children, regardless of their background.