Apple joins hands with Malala Fund to fight for right to education for girls
Apple has partnered with Malala Fund to support girls’ education and advocate for equal opportunity. Apple becomes first Laureate company to invest into Malala fund. Established by Nobel Peace Prize champ Malala Yousafzai and her dad, Malala Fund remains for girl’s entitlement to 12 years of free, safe and quality education. With Apple’s help, Malala Fund plans to twofold the number of grants awarded by its Gulmakai Network and stretch out its funding projects to India and Latin America with the underlying objective of extending secondary education to more than 100,000 girls. Apple will help Malala Fund scale its organisation by assisting with technology, curriculum and research into policy changes needed to help girls everywhere attend school and complete their education. Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, will also join the Malala Fund leadership council. “My dream is for every girl to choose her own future,” said Malala Yousafzai. “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.” “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,” said Tim Cook. “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.” Since 2013, Malala Fund has been working in association with different associations, the private sector and governments around the globe to realise girls entitlement to 12 years of free, safe and quality education. The fund’s Gulmakai Network bolsters programs in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Lebanon, Turkey and Nigeria.