I am a PhD student at UNESCO-IHE Institute for water education in the Netherlands.The saying "You Educate a girl you enlighten an entire family for generations"is true. I am a living beneficiary of such a case. I hail from a small village in the south of India.My grandmother had the privilege of schooling in the early 1900's and eventually became the first teacher in my village. As a result she was not only able to give a good education and guidance to my mother and her siblings but also to a number of her cousins and relatives who are in a good position in life. I owe my success, existence and well being to my mother and grandmother who always wanted me to continue studying and never give up. We should all join hands an help millions of Malala's that would benefit the generations to come.