Apple teams up with Malala Fund to help the girls’ education; becoming Malala Fund’s first Laureate partner. Established by Yousafzai and her father, Ziauddin, the Malala Fund strives to empower young girls and support them obtain the quality education they deserve.
With the help of Apple, Malala Fund anticipates doubling the number of donations granted through its Gulmakai Network and start its funding shows in India and Latin America; with the purpose of extending secondary education to more than 100,000 girls. Apple will also support Malala Fund with technology, curriculum, and education policy research.
Apple teams up with Malala Fund
“We believe that education is a great equalizing force, and we share Malala Fund’s commitment to giving every girl an opportunity to go to school,” Apple CEO Tim Cook, who will join Malala Fund leadership council, said in a press release. “Malala is a courageous advocate for equality. She’s one of the most inspiring figures of our time, and we are honored to help her extend the important work she is doing to empower girls around the world.”
Worldwide, there are numerous threats to girls’ education, like scarcity, war and sex discrimination. Malala Fund currently works in Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, and nations where there are Syrian expatriates, like Lebanon and Jordan. Read on to know more about Apple teams up with Malala Fund.
“My dream is for every girl to choose her own future,” Yousafzai said in a press release. “Through both their innovations and philanthropy, Apple has helped educate and empower people around the world. I am grateful that Apple knows the value of investing in girls and is joining Malala Fund in the fight to ensure all girls can learn and lead without fear.”
In 2012, the Taliban tried to assassinate Yousafzai when she was only 15 years old. They aimed her because she frequently talked about the hurdles of trying to achieve a good education. Miraculously, Yousafzai sustained a gunshot to the head while she was on a school bus going home.
Since then, Yousafzai has advanced to vindicate for girls’ way to education. In 2014, Malala Yousafzai got the honor to become the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner in history.