In fact, when asked what message she would deliver to girls, boys and people in general, it was to “believe in themselves, believe in their voice, believe in their actions,” because people, especially children, are the future and present.

“They make up the community, and each and every action they take matters. It has an impact on the society, so they must get involved,” said Yousafzai, who went on to emphasize the importance of getting an education and helping others.

Any action that a person takes can “have an impact,” the activist said, suggesting that generating change can come in many formats, whether from blogging, fundraising, raising awareness on social media, or supporting the local community and taking part in petitions.

“All these things matter. So once you all start doing this, we create a global movement.”