Malala Fund is working for a world where every girl can learn and lead.

With more than 130 million girls out of school today, here’s how we’re breaking down barriers that hold girls back.

Investing in local education activists

Through our Gulmakai Network, we invest in local educators and advocates — the people who best understand girls in their communities — in regions where the most girls are missing out on secondary school.

Advocating to hold leaders accountable

We advocate — at local, national and international levels — for resources and policy changes needed to give all girls a secondary education. The girls we serve have high goals for themselves — and we have high expectations for leaders who can help them.

Amplifying girls’ voices

We believe girls should speak for themselves and tell leaders what they need to learn and achieve their potential. We amplify girls’ voices and share their stories through Assembly, our digital publication and newsletter.

Who we are

Malala and Ziauddin Yousafzai founded Malala Fund
in 2013 to champion every girl’s right to
12 years of free, safe, quality education.

Together our board, leadership council, staff,
and champions are creating a more equal world
by making sure all girls can go to school.

Where we work

Malala Fund works in regions where the most girls
miss out on secondary education. Our priority countries are Afghanistan, Brazil, India, Lebanon, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey.

Gulmakai Network

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see every girl in school.


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