Apple, one of the biggest tech companies around the world, has announced its partnership with Malala Fund to fight for and support girls’ education in India and Latin America.
In an announcement made on Apple’s official website, the company confirmed that Apple will become the first Laureate Partner for Malala Fund to support education for at least 100,000 girls.
Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Noble Peace Prize Laureate and the founder of Malala Fund, aims at expanding the reach of her free education program for girls to more countries with Apple’s aid.
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook met with Malala Yousafzai in Beirut, Lebanon and visited one of the girl’s schools managed and run by Malala Fund.
“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 Cook.
He also took to Twitter to announce the good news.
Apple is proud to support the courageous, visionary @Malala in advancing every girl’s right to 12 years of free, safe, quality education. Together we’re committing to expand the reach of @MalalaFund and provide secondary school opportunities to girls around the world. https://t.co/K9I64tJTWh
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) January 22, 2018
Apple will not only assist Malala Fund financially but will help the organization in accessing technology, curriculum and other resources required to expand the program.
“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,” said Malala Yousafzai.