The Malala Fund

Meet Ella Stead, who in May 2016 read ‘I Am Malala’ - the bestselling memoir of youngest ever Nobel Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai, the schoolgirl who stood up to the Taliban.

Ella was so inspired by Malala’s story that she wrote to her, telling her of her own hopes and wishes for the future of girls’ education. Ella has given us permission to reproduce her letter on our website, which you can read by clicking on the image opposite.

Imagine her surprise to receive in the post the very next week, a limited edition copy of the book from Malala herself, with a personally inscribed message!

Ella said, “I found Malala’s story very inspiring and moving, and so decided to write to her. One of the things I told her about was my idea to write a novel in the future about the importance of education for girls worldwide, and dedicate it to her. I don’t know whether I will write this soon, or in 10 years’ time—but I will write it one day!”



Supporting The Malala Fund

We have been inspired by Year 10 student Ella Stead to help raise awareness of the work of The Malala Fund. 

Six Villages are proud to support the work of this official organisation, led by Malala, which helps girls go to school and raise their voices for the right to education. 

Our first fundraiser was a screening of the inspirational film He Named Me Malala, on Thursday 17 November at 3pm

Watch the trailer below:

Look out for other fundraising initiatives and events throughout the year.

You can read more about the work of The Malala Fund on their website:

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Ella's personal message from Malala Yousafzai:


"To Ella

Thank you for your lovely letter. I can't wait to read your book on girls' education. Believe in your voice.

Best wishes, 

Malala, 16 May 2016"


Click the images to read Ella's letter to Malala: