Nobel Peace laureate and women’s education proponent Malala Yousafzai has joined Twitter. “Today is my last day of school and my first day on Twitter,” she wrote on her newly opened account, which gained more than 1,75,000 followers in the first few hours. Yousafzai has been offered a place at Oxford University.
Yousafzai, who will be turning 20 this month, had been attending a school in the city of Birmingham where she was treated after the shooting in October 2012.
Yousafzai has since become a global icon for girls’ education, winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.