Schoolchildren sitting on furniture provided by Ziauddin Yousafzai under Payback-2 campaign. – Photo by Sarfaraz Khan

PESHAWAR, 24 December: Ziauddin Yousafzai, father of Nobel Prize winning Malala Yousafzai and ambassador of the United Nations for Education, has initiated Payback-2 campaign from his childhood school.

Under the programme, furniture, school uniforms and sweaters were donated by Ziauddin Yousafzai to a primary school in Shahpur village in Shangla district on Friday.

The school children expressed happiness over receiving benches and uniforms and said it will protect them from cold weather.

Zolfa, a second class student, said now he keeps his pen and books in the bench and keeps his uniform clean due to available facilities at the school.

Ziauddin told TNN on telephone from London that from this initiative he wants to encourage the well off people to go to their childhood schools and see if there are any problems there.

Malala Yousafzai says she is fully supporting her father’s campaign. She urged the people to participate in the campaign and make the women education their priority.