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Nigerian girls Donate portrait proceeds Malala Yousafzai

Nigerian girls Donate portrait proceeds Malala Yousafzai

Nigerian girls Donate portrait proceeds Malala Yousafzai
Nigerian girls Donate portrait proceeds Malala Yousafzai

ISLAMABAD: A portrait of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager, will be auctioned in New York and sales proceeds will go to Nigerian charities focused on education and advocacy for girls and women.

Jonathan Yeo, a leading British portraitist, painted Malala in 2013 shortly after she started attending a school in Birmingham, England, where she now lives.

Christie’s auction house is offering the Malala portrait, which shows the teenager doing her homework. It has a presale estimate of $60,000 to $80,000.

Malala, 16, said she will donate all the proceeds from the auction later today to Nigerian charities focused on education and advocacy for girlsĀ  and women.

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