Malala Yousafzai and Apple are creating a great equalising force with girls’ education
Apple partners with Malala Fund to empower young girls through better access to quality education
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest, and tech giant Apple abides by this golden rule. As the first to join Malala Fund in the fight for a fearless learning journey, Apple's support comes as a timely extension to Malala Yousafzai's dauntless yet inspiring work.
For the 20-year-old Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, attempted asssassination survivor, and education activist, Yousafzai shows no hesitance in advocating women's rights with her wish of supplying every girl with at least 12 years of free, safe, and quality education. Just as Yousafzai has raised her voice amidst uncertainty and rigid social constructs, she yearns to empower girls and give them a voice of their own. According to UNESCO, education is unavailable to approximately 130 million girls globally.
"My dream is for every girl to choose her own future," said Yousafzai. "Through both their innovations and philanthropy, Apple has helped educate and empower people around the world."
With Apple's contributions to the non-profit organisation, more than 100,000 girls across India, Latin America, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Lebanon, Turkey and Nigeria are expected to receive secondary education opportunities.
Apple CEO, Tim Cook, sums it up beautifully: "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."