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Welcome to the Students Stand #With Malala UK schools programme.

Here you’ll find a range of resources to use with the He Named Me Malala film.

Lesson plans for Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 are English curriculum-linked, and you’ll find links to download selected clips of the film to use in each session. The Activity Toolkit contains other exciting ways to bring the film and its themes to life, and engage your students in local and global activism.

You can register for a free DVD of He Named Me Malala so that students can watch the full feature-length documentary before embarking on the lessons and activities.

HE NAMED ME MALALA is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old (she turned 18 this past July) was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls’ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund.




Register for a Free DVD


Please note, limited quantities of the DVD are available on a first come first served basis.

"That name was so inspirational to me that I thought that if I had a daughter, I will name her after the Malalai of Maiwand. There was a real deep passion in my heart when I was naming my daughter after her, that she will have a role. She will have a life. She will have a recognition. She will have an identity, which Malalai of Maiwand had."
Ziauddin Yousafzai

The free He Named Me Malala DVD program is made possible by generous donors and Students Stand #withMalala, a collaboration between Participant Media and the Malala Fund

Photo Credit: Tanya Malott for Malala Fund