Pakistani activist Yousafzai Malala has donated the proceeds from the sale of one of her portraits to charities in Nigeria.
The portrait was sold at an auction in New York for $102,500 (N16.7m).
Malala expressed her sadness and showed solidarity with others round for the world campaigning for the abducted Chibok schoolgirls, saying, “I am very concerned about these innocent girls — my sisters — whose only crime was going to school and learnings. I was shocked and saddened when I heard about the abduction of more than 200 girls by terrorists in Nigeria.”
“I am very concerned about these innocent girls, my sisters, whose only crime was going to school and learning. I believe it is our duty to stand together in solidarity with their parents, families and relatives. We all have a voice and we must speak up and call on the international community and the government of Nigeria to intervene and bring these girls back to their homes safely. Together we can create a world where no child will be out of school and no student will fear for her or his safety.”