The youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize made a stop Tuesday in the Twin Cities.
Malala met with a group of Somali refugee girls in Minneapolis before Tuesday night’s speech at the Target Center.
“When I saw how much they’ve learned here, and how much support they have here and how they felt like this city is their home, it looked like Minnesota is nice, and I’m really, really grateful to all of you for your welcoming heart,” Malala said.
She says her goal is to speak up for girls around the world who do not have a voice.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousefzai will be making an appearance in Providence (Rhode Island) Thursday night.
Malala, who was shot in the head while riding the bus home from school in northern Pakistan in 2012, is set to speak at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center beginning at 7:30 p.m.
After making a remarkable recovery, she has traveled around the world, speaking out for the right of everyone to receive an education.
Local children from Camp Aldersgate, which is a Christian camp that focuses on social justice, peace-building and conflict resolution, will be in attendance.
Camp officials said they hope the children will be inspired by Malala’s story of survival.
“I think she’s very tough and courageous,” Brendan Burke, a camper, told NBC 10 News. “After being shot by the Taliban, I feel like she was really tough and stood strong and stood for what she believed in. And she’s still out there practicing what she believes in.”
Providence is one of three U.S. stops on her speaking tour, and the only one in the Northeast.
NBC 10 is the media sponsor for Malala’s visit, which will include a one-on-one question and answer session with NBC 10 News anchor Patrice Wood.