Once again, Malala's speech was motivational and moving. I have included an excerpt, but I encourage you to follow the link below and read the entire speech.
"This award is not just for me. It is for those forgotten children who want education. It is for those frightened children who want peace. It is for those voiceless children who want change. I am here to stand up for their rights, to raise their voice… it is not time to pity them. It is not time to pity them. It is time to take action so it becomes the last time, the last time, so it becomes the last time that we see a child deprived of education.
My great hope is that this will be the last time, this will be the last time we must fight for education. Let's solve this once and for all.
We have already taken many steps. Now it is time to take a leap.
Let us become the first generation to decide to be the last, let us become the first generation that decides to be the last that sees empty classrooms, lost childhoods, and wasted potentials.
Let this be the last time that a girl or a boy spends their childhood in a factory.
Let this be the last time that a girl is forced into early child marriage.
Let this be the last time that a child loses life in war.
Let this be the last time that we see a child out of school.
Let this end with us.
Let's begin this ending ... together ... today ... right here, right now. Let's begin this ending now."
© THE NOBEL FOUNDATION, STOCKHOLM, 2014