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    FILE - Malala Yousafzai attends the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony at Oslo City Hall on December 10, 2014 in Oslo, Norway.

    Malala Yousafzai is hoping to make an impact when she speaks at a conference in London on Thursday.

    The education activist and Nobel laureate will seek to inspire world leaders to commit $1.4 billion this year to give Syrian refugee children access to education, according to Reuters.

    "I have met so many Syrian refugee children, they are still in my mind. I can't forget them. The thought that they won't be able to go to school in their whole life is completely shocking and I cannot accept it," Malala told Reuters in a telephone interview.

    She will appear at the London conference alongside a 17-year-old Syrian refugee at the event, which is being co-hosted by the United Nations and the British, German, Norweigan and Kuwaiti governments.