The Nobel Peace Prize 2014 is awarded jointly to Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education”. Since our opening in 1995 we have been invited to send a delegation of students to the Prize ceremony in Oslo City Hall. Hardly ever has there been a winner more relevant to our own cause; to make education a uniting force. In the poor countries of the world 60% of the population is under 25 years of age. It is essential for a peaceful global development that that rights of young people are respected. Particularity in conflict ridden areas, the violation of children leads to the continuation of violence from generation to generation.  Or to use the words of journalist Nicholas Kristof of the NY Times: “The greatest threat to extremism isn’t drones firing missiles, but girls reading books.” Our best congratulations to Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi.
After the events, our participating students will share their reflections from the day on our home page.