WEB DESK: After watching director Davis Guggenheim’s documentary on Malala, Bill Gates said that the young Nobel Peace Prize winner was super smart.
On Facebook he wrote ‘My daughter and I got to see the new movie about Malala Yousafzai’.
In blog post he wrote, “Two weeks ago, I had a big honor. I got to spend some time in New York with Malala Yousafzai, one of the most courageous people I’ve ever met.”
“After meeting her, I can tell you that there is much more to Malala than the story of a brutal shooting and a miraculous recovery. She’s a really impressive person and a compelling, sophisticated advocate. I loved chatting with her and just wish the conversation could have gone on longer,” he said
“Even though she nearly died, will have lifelong physical challenges, and is living in exile in England, she harbors no ill will toward the man who shot her. Rather than dwelling in a place of anger or fear, she’s sweet and funny.”
Gates said Malala was very humble despite getting all the attention at this young age. He added that his 13-year-old daughter Phoebe was impressed my Malala and her cause.
He offered to help the Malala Fund through the Bill Gates Foundation– writing, ” I’ll be looking for ways our foundation can help Malala use that magnificent voice of hers to the best possible effect.”