Girl Power

Malala: 'I want every girl, every child, to be educated'

02.04.13 2:45 PM ET

Malala Yousafzai, who continues to recover after being shot in the head by Taliban militants last year, is turning her efforts to universal education:

Speaking in English Malala said she wanted to "serve the people".

"Today you can see that I'm alive. I can speak, I can see you, I can see everyone and today I can speak and I'm getting better day by day.

"It's just because of the prayers of people, because all the people - men, women, children - all of them have prayed for me.

"Because of these prayers God has given me this new life and this is a second life.

"I want to serve the people and I want every girl, every child, to be educated and for that reason we have organised Malala Fund."

She also made her comments in Urdu and Pashto.