The Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban, believes that British girls take their education for granted.
Malala, now 16, angered the Taliban with her public, outspoken and courageous pleas for girls to be educated. She was shot by a gunman who boarded her school bus in the valley of Swat in northwest Pakistan a year ago.
The bullet went into her left eye socket but missed her brain.
She told BBC Panorama's Malala: Shot for Going to School programme: "Yes I believe that, and I want to tell the students of UK to think that it is very precious, it's very prestigious, go to school.
"Reading a book, having a pen in our hands, studying, sitting in a classroom is something very special for us because once we were deprived from it and because what we have seen in Swat".
Life was tough for the bright and determined youngster as she was born into a society that did not value girls.
"When I was born, some of our relatives came to our house and told my mother, don't worry, next time you will have a son," she told Panorama.
"For my brothers it was easy to think about the future, they can be anything they want. But for me it was hard and for that reason, I wanted to become educated and I wanted to empower myself with knowledge..."
In January 2008 the Taliban, who controlled the region, declared that girls would no longer be allowed to go to school. Acid attacks, abuse and even killing were used as punishment and Malala admits "I was afraid of my future".
With her father Ziauddin's backing Malala kept an online diary and did interviews with journalists to encourage girls to seek education - but it also made her a target.
She does not remember being shot on October 9 2012 - but her horrified friends recall that the Taliban asked for Malala by name before shooting straight at her head. Everything, from schoolbooks to clothes, were soaked in blood and Malala was near death.
She travelled to Britain for treatment but her injuries were so bad that her father Ziauddin asked relatives to start arranging her funeral.
Despite being an anti-Taliban activist, he never believed they would target a child. " They flogged adult girls but they never killed children. We really didn't expect because we thought that they might have some values, terrorists might have some code of conduct," he told Panorama.
Malala slowly pulled through after being transferred to an army cardiology hospital with better intensive care.
Malala now lives in Birmingham with her family and started at Edgbaston High School for Girls in March 2013. She is determined to keep in touch with her Pashtun culture, believing that it teaches patience, peace and religious tolerance.
Her courage has made her a much-admired global icon, including making a speech to the UN on her 16th birthday.
She has been invited to a reception for Youth, Education and the Commonwealth, being hosted by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, at Buckingham Palace on October 18. It is thought the Queen was impressed by her bravery.
It has also made her a hot tip for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Malala told Panorama: "If I win Nobel Peace Prize, it would be a great opportunity for me, but if I don't get it, it's not important because my goal is not to get Nobel Peace Prize, my goal is to get peace and my goal is to see education of every child."