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    • Students of Hampton High School for Girls send letters to Malala Yousafzai
    • Malala has been nominated for the International Children's Peace Prize by Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa

    Books and poems, letters and essays done by the students of Hampton High School for Girls in Jamaica for Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban last year, were presented to her, on July 19, by High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Her Excellency, Aloun Ndombet-Assamba.

    This took place when Malala and her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, called on the High Commissioner in London.

    The High Commissioner, who had previously met Malala and her father, told them that the girls at Hampton were very moved and inspired by Malala’s story and wanted to show their support and appreciation for her strength and courage.

    She also told them that both students and staff at Hampton have extended an invitation for Malala to attend the St. Elizabeth-based school.

    Malala, who recently addressed a special session of the United Nations on her 16th birthday, thanked the High Commissioner for arranging the visit and asked her to convey her thanks to the staff and students of Hampton.

    She told the High Commissioner that she was really honoured by the show of support that she had received.

    Malala has been nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize by Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa. She is the youngest nominee in the history of the Nobel Peace Prize. She is also the winner of Pakistan’s first National Youth Peace Prize.