Malala Yousafzai spoke publicly for the first time since being attacked by the Taliban last October to thank her many supporters across the world for their good wishes and prayers.
In a message recorded before her most recent operation on Saturday, she thanked supporters for "giving her a second life" and vowed to continue her crusade for education rights for girls across the world. Speaking in English she said:
A special fund has been set up in Malala's name to campaign for the right to education for children.
The fund was established by Vital Voices, a global NGO for girls' and women's rights. CEO of Vital Voices Alyse Nelson said she was proud to stand with Malala: