Former One Direction member Zayn Malik is using his star power to make a difference! On Tuesday, December 3 — otherwise known as Giving Tuesday — the 26-year-old took to social media and announced his collaboration with Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai and her charity, the Malala Fund.
According to the Malala Fund’s website, the foundation is “breaking down the barriers that hold girls back — from creating safe spaces for girls in northern Nigeria, to training young Pakistani women as activists and providing STEM education to Syrian refugees.”
The charity was founded by the 22-year-old activist who continues to fight for female education rights in her home country of Pakistan and around the world. In, 2014, Malala became the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner ever, receiving the award only two years after she was shot by a masked gunman in retaliation for her activism. Now, while fighting for all girls to receive and education, she attends the University of Oxford where she studies Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
Zayn showed his support for the fund with a video which educated his followers on the foundation’s “Nothing More” campaign.
“Click the link in bio to see how you can help and learn about the Malala Fund,” the singer captioned the post.
The foundation’s latest campaign, which launched on November 27, 2019, aims to support girls who “want nothing more than education, opportunity [and] equality” as stated in the video.
Malala even reposted the “Pillowtalk” crooner’s Giving Tuesday video and threw in a witty caption that highlighted his support.
“You’re headed in the right Direction,” she wrote on Twitter.
For those who don’t know, Giving Tuesday refers to the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. A movement started in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y along with the United Nations Foundation, it creates an international day of charity to mark the official start to the holiday season.
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