Malala Yousafzai, the advocate for girls’ education and women's equality has celebrated her last day at school today and for the first time, took to Twitter tell her supporters.
In a series of Tweets to her 250,000 followers, the 19-year-old said:
The post was a first for Malala who has never before taken to the social media platform.
In a post this afternoon she simply Tweeted: "Hi, Twitter", a greeting which gained nearly 90 thousands 'likes' and a further 20 thousand 're-tweets'
We're not sure how active Malala intends to be on the social media platform but we expect to see continued and further support for her cause as a result of her profile on the site which has a reported 330 million users worldwide.
Who is Malala Yousafzai?
- Born 12 July 1997 in Mingora, a town in the Swat District of north-west Pakistan.
- Her father ran a nearby school and was an outspoken critic of Taliban attempts to restrict education and stop girls going to school.
- In 2009, Malala begins writing a blog for the BBC's Urdu service about her fears that her school would be attacked.
- Awarded Pakistan's first National Youth Peace Prize in 2011.
- Continues to speak out about the importance of education, despite death threats from the Taliban.
- On 9 October, 2012, Malala was shot through the head, shoulder and neck by a masked Taliban gunman.
- She survived the initial attack and was flown to Birmingham in a critical condition.
- In 2014, Malala won the Nobel Peace Prize.