The same week Malala Yousafzai was named the youngest United Nations Messenger of Peace, the 19-year-old surprised the Midstate on Tuesday by speaking at McCaskey High School.
"It is an enormous pleasure to have you as our Messenger of Peace", UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said during Monday's event.
Malala has received numerous accolades in recent years, including the United Nations Human Rights Prize and the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.
More than four years after a Taliban gunman shot her in the head, the strong-willed Malala Yousafzai has been appointed a UN Messenger of Peace to promote girls' education, and she will be the youngest one by far.
Amazingly, she survived the brutal attack. "And, once you educate girls, you change the whole community, the whole society".
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"The man who attacked Parliament Hill called himself a Muslim - but he did not share my faith".
Yousafazi went on to say that brothers and fathers must also support women and girls in the global effort to ensure education for all and, more importantly, to "be who they want to be".
In a heartfelt speech, Guterres described Yousafzai as a "hero" and "the symbol of one of the most important causes in the world".
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"So honoured to be standing with Malala Yousafzai to engage students on education and gender equality", tweeted Maryam Monsef, Canada's Minister of Status of Women.
Malala said the most hard time she faced was living "in the situation of terror in Swat Valley from 2007 to 2009" and deciding to speak out.
"You need to stand up. you need to believe in yourselves".
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Both Malala and Guterres noted the challenges that refugee families face in camps.
Threats to education in Pakistan were spotlighted again by the attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar in December 2014 that left 145 people dead, a lot of them children.
With the designation, Yousafzai joins other current Messengers of Peace including Oscar-winning actor Leonardo di Caprio for climate change, actor Charlize Theron, whose focus is the prevention of HIV and elimination of violence against women and actor Michael Douglas whose focus is disarmament.
"I wanted to say that Trudeau is an incredible person and an inspiration", she said, later noting in her speech that "he does yoga, he has tattoos".
Trudeau said his past experience as a teacher taught him "that going to school is more than just learning about how to read and write".