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On Facebook, Malala and Sheryl Sandberg Talk Girls' Education

On Facebook, Malala and Sheryl Sandberg Talk Girls' Education

Last week, Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, and Malala Yousafzai, education advocate, hosted a Facebook livestream event and answered questions from all over the world about Yousafzai's efforts to promote education for the 60 million girls worldwide who don't go to school. 

According to, when asked how she would change the mind of anti-education terrorist groups like Borko Haram, Yousafzai said, "The first thing is that we should ask ourselves: Why do the terrorists become terrorists?"

She noted that terrorist groups are created from poverty and discrimination, and that education can help alleviate both problems. 

"This is why I fight for education, because through education we can fight terrorism, not through guns and not through weapons."

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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