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TED Talks: Season 2018

2018x63 Shameem Akhtar: To learn is to be free
TV-PG

  • 2018-03-01T05:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Shameem Akhtar posed as a boy during her early childhood in Pakistan so she could enjoy the privileges Pakistani girls are rarely afforded: to play outside and attend school. In an eye-opening, personal talk, Akhtar recounts how the opportunity to get an education altered the course of her life — and ultimately changed the culture of her village, where today every young girl goes to school.

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