For the sake of education, Apple and Malala Fund announced that they have joined hands to provide education to at least 1,00,000 underprivileged girls – expanding the efforts made by Malala to support girls with their education and advocate equal opportunities.
Tim Cook, one of the most famous CEOs and Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner, if not the most famous – announced that Apple Inc. and Malala Fund have partnered up and Apple will become the fund’s first laureate partner. The goal – to provide support so that underprivileged girls across the world can get to school and get education, for a better future generation. So far, the Malala Fund that was found in 2013 have partnered with governments and organisations around the word to fight for girls’ right to free, safe and quality education – but Apple is the first Laureate partner.
With Apple aboard, the Malala Fund will expand to new levels as it expects to double the grants provided under the Gulmakai Network and to further extend funding programs around the world – including India and Latin America. The first initial goal is to provide educational support to at least one lakh underprivileged girls in accordance with Apple. The tech giant will make its contribution by assisting the non-profit Fund organisation with technology, curriculum and research in policy that might be needed to make this fund reachable to girls from around the whole world.
Tim Cook will be joining the Malala Fund’s leadership council to make larger contribution, and said, “We believe that education is a great equalizing force, and we share Malala Fund’s commitment to give every girl an opportunity to go to school. Malala is a courageous advocate for equality. She’s one of the most inspiring figures of our time, and we are honoured to help her extend the important work she is doing to empower girls around the world.” All in all, it was a good day for education.