At LanguageTran, we realize that our business can only thrive in a world where education is free and abundant — where the next generation of translators will be raised and educated peacefully. We applaud the Nobel Committee for recognizing two global leaders in championing children and their right to a free education:Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi. Certainly, Malala, being only 17 years old and also eminently deserving of the honour of a Nobel Peace Prize overshadows the work of Kailash Satyarthi.
Our favourite quote so far --
“Malala will make her first statement after school at 16.30/UK on her and Kailash Satyarthi being honored with the Nobel Peace Prize.”
Youngest Recipient of the Nobel Prize, Ever
At 17 years old old, Malala Yousafzai has already done more to champion education for all than most people 3 times her age. We salute her bravery and fortitude in a world where many people seem to feel jaded and cynical.
We hope this day will be remembered and that Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi both continue to work for childrens rights long into the future.
Educating children is one of the best prescriptions against economic downturn. It is one way we can be assured of a better future for all. And, of course, a solid education is what stands at the back of any successful global translation company. With the translation industry growing fast, we are going to need more and more qualified bilingual translators. It’s common sense and it’s beautiful. There are many practical benefits to educating the world’s children, and especially their girls, but there are also many intended and unintended joys that come from this inexpensive and worthwhile pursuit.
So let’s all share this joy today, and let it last for more than a moment — Let these prizes this year continue to bring solid gains in the education and care of our world’s children.
And to Malala’s Dad: Thank You, Too
Our second favorite quote from Malala is this one, from CNN.com:
“My Dad didn’t clip my wings.”
To all the Dads out there who are championing their daughters and leading them to bravery, we also thank you.