Our work

Malala Fund’s key initiative — the Education Champion Network — supports the work of education champions in developing countries and speeds up progress towards girls’ secondary education around the world.

Education activists like Malala and Ziauddin present the strongest challenge to barriers that keep girls out of school. Threats to girls’ education — like poverty, war and gender discrimination — differ between countries and communities. Local educators and activists understand challenges in their communities and are best placed to identify, innovate and advocate for policy and programmatic solutions.

Meet our Education Champions






Syria Region

Education Champion Network mission

To accelerate and amplify the impact of local education advocates in countries where girls are most likely to miss out on secondary education.