The pair met at Oxford University (Photo: Malala Yousafzai) - Media Credit:

Greta Thunberg Meets ‘Role Model’ Malala Yousafzai

By

1 Minutes Read

Greta Thunberg has revealed that Malala Yousafzai is her role model.

The teenage climate activist met Yousafzai – the youngest recipient of the Nobel peace prize – at Oxford University, where the latter studies.

Thunberg spoke to some of the other students about the climate, and the pair discussed activism. 

Role model

Thunberg, 17, later took to Twitter to share an image of the pair. She captioned it: “So… today I met my role model. What else can I say?”

Yousafzai, 22, shared an image on Instagram, writing: “Thank you Greta Thunberg.”

She also shared the photo on Twitter, captioning it: “She’s the only friend I’d skip school for.”

Campaigners

The meeting has provoked huge interest, given both Thunberg’s and Yousafzai’s global profiles as activists.

Yousafzai made headlines worldwide in 2012, when she was shot in the head by the Taliban in Pakistan, as a response to her campaigning for girls to be educated. In 2014, she was awarded the Nobel peace prize for her advocacy of education.

Thunberg has skyrocketed to global fame in over the last year or so, due to her environmental campaigning. She has won numerous prizes for her advocacy work, and was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2019 and 2020.

Millions around the world trust Plant Based News for content about navigating our changing planet & our role in it.

Our independent team of journalists and experts are committed to making an impact through a wide range of content—and you can help by supporting our work today.

heading/author

The Author

Maria Chiorando

Maria is the former editor for Plant Based News. She has been a newspaper reporter and features writer. Her work has been published by The Guardian and The Huffington Post, among others

More by Maria Chiorando iconography/arrow-right

heading/comments

Leave a Comment

Plant Based News Comment Policy

In short:- If you act with maturity and consideration for other users, you should have no problems. Please read our Comment policy before commenting.

Comments are closed.

buttons/scroll-to-top/scroll-to-top-small-active