In December 2009 at the latest, Yousafzai began participating in the Institute for War and Peace Reporting’s “Open Minds” project, which brought journalism training and discussions of current affairs to 42 schools in Pakistan. The program also edited their work and put them in touch with local newspapers. Yousafzai’s own success had inspired other young people, and many of those approaching the program were girls.
Yousafzai had hoped to organize the Malala Education Foundation, which would help poor girls go to school. A video from April 2012 refers to the foundation.
On 13 July 2012, Yousafzai attended a two-day summer school organized by the Pakistani section of the International Marxist Tendency, where she gave a speech.However, it is unclear what her political party is. Earlier that year, in January, she had told reporters “I have not yet decided to join any political party”.