Apple will support Malala fund programs with technology, curriculum and research into policy changes to help girls attend school and complete their education.
The Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Malala Yousafzai, firmly believes that girls’ education can positively transform communities and countries. However, currently more than 130 million girls around the world still don’t have access to education. To address this problem, Apple announced that it will join the Malala Fund effort to bring learning programs to countries where education is restricted or insufficient.
Malala Fund developed educational programs for girls from populations in Nigeria, Pakistan, Kenya and Syria, where education is scarce. Today, with funding from Apple, she hopes to provide secondary education to more than 100,000 girls from existing programs and teenagers from India and Latin America.
Apple will support Malala fund programs with technology, curriculum and research into policy changes to help girls attend school and complete their education. Furthermore, Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, will join the Malala Fund leadership council.
Malala fund states that millions of girls are missing school because they are forced to work, are married early, lack access to educational institutions or have to take care of their younger siblings. This shared effort aims to ensure secondary education to these girls and to empower them to shape a better future with equal opportunities for everyone.