Malala is pictured practicing her speech with an engineer and student from Afghanistan Somaya Faruqi before giving a speech at the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York.
The 25-year-old activist organization, Malala Fund, which promotes education worldwide, posted a picture of Malala and Somaya practicing their speeches on Instagram. The caption stated, “The loveliest practice session before today’s #UNGeneralAssembly.”
The remainder of the post went on to introduce Somaya and said that together with Malala, Vanessa Nakate, and Ukrainian student Yelizaveta Posivynch, she would appear in front of international leaders to “highlight the barriers that prevent girls from learning.”
The caption said, “For Somaya, what’s most crucial is that the influential people in the room don’t turn Afghan girls into ‘victims of global politics.
Malala will address the Leader’s Day of the Transforming Education Summit during the UN session, where she and other education activists will raise significant issues impacting children and students all around the world.
According to the UN, there is a “worldwide issue in education—one of equity and inclusion, quality, and usefulness,” which is the reason for the gathering.