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Repair Inspiration: Malala’s Dad

By now you’ve likely heard of Malala Yousafzai, the courageous teenager who was shot by the Taliban in 2012 for the simple act of getting an education. But have you heard about her father, educator Ziauddin Yousafzai?

In today’s bit of Repair Inspiration, here is a video of Mr. Yousafazai giving a TED Talk about his amazing daughter. It begins: “In many patriarchal societies..fathers are usually known by their sons. But I’m one of the few fathers who is known by his daughter, and I’m proud of it.” Let the chills subside, then check out his words in the video below:

Hungry for more? Find more than 1,000 inspirational TED Talks on their website.

Contribute to the Pakistan Flood Disaster Relief

Monsoon season and the heavy rains that come with it are an annual reality in Pakistan. But this summer, the country faced some of the worst flooding it has experienced in 80 years.

According to the New York Times, “Nearly 20 million people have been significantly affected…The number in urgent need is now about eight million and expected to rise. More than half of them are without shelter.” The estimated death toll of the floods range from 1,300-1,600 and the country’s infrastructure – especially its flow of clean drinking water – was severely impacted.

The situation in Pakistan is grim – but unlike the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti earlier this year, the UN said that disaster relief from at home and abroad has been slow to arrive and not enough to to meet people’s needs.

Below the jump: How you can help.
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