The school is located near the intersection of Queen Mary Drive and Remembrance Road in Brampton. Beginning September 2019, students in this school boundary will temporarily attend school at 1248 Mayfield Rd W until the Malala Yousafzai school building is completed. Related: This Karachi festival teaches kids about Islam the fun way In March, it was announced that the Peel District School Board will name a new Brampton elementary school after Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai and another school after Sikh-Canadian soldier Buckham Singh. Yousafzai is the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate, receiving the distinction in 2014 — she received honorary Canadian citizenship in 2017. Inspired by her father's humanitarian work and advocacy for education, Yousafzai began speaking about education rights at age 11 when her father took her to speak at a local press club in Pakistan. She survived an assassination attempt at 15 years of age and quickly became a prominent activist, focusing largely on education for girls. She has also spoken before the United Nations and with world leaders to advocate on behalf of women's and children's rights. Follow SAMAA English on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
? First Tweet Alert! ? Welcome to Malala Yousafzai Public School! We are so happy to be able to share all of the exciting plans our new school has with our @PeelSchools friends as well as the rest of the Twitterverse! Stay tuned! @mccutcheonpeel @Malala @MalalaFund @ZiauddinY— Malala Yousafzai P.S. (@MalalaYPS) April 26, 2019