Malala Yousafzai says Greta Thunberg is the only friend she'd skip school for

Published: Feb 26, 2020, 09:06 IST | mid-day online correspondent | United Kingdom

The women came to be known for their strong stand on women's education and climate change.

Pic/Greta Thunberg's Instagram
Pic/Greta Thunberg's Instagram

Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate Yousafzai Malala met Teen climate activist Great Thunberg at the Britain's University of Oxford on Tuesday.

22-year-old Malala posted a picture on the micro-blogging site with Thunberg sitting on a bench. She wrote, "She’s the only friend I’d skip school for."

Thunberg shared a similar picture on her Instagram and wrote that she met her role model. "So... today I met my role model. What else can I say?" she captioned the picture.

 
 
 
View this post on Instagram

So... today I met my role model. What else can I say? @malala

A post shared by Greta Thunberg (@gretathunberg) onFeb 25, 2020 at 9:40am PST

The women came to be known for their strong stand on women's education and climate change.

In 2014, Malala became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy of education. She became a global symbol of the resilience of women in the face of oppression.

Thunberg was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2019 and 2020. The pair had met to discuss their activism at Lady Margaret Hall where Thunberg also spoke about climate change.

Catch up on all the latest Crime, National, International and Hatke news here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates

Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from Mid-day.com

Subscribe
loading image
This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK