American multinational technology company, Apple has entered into partnership with the Malala Fund, a charity organization that helps underprivileged girls secure education.
The Malala fund was set up by Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban when she was 15 for advocating education for girls in her native Pakistan.
Sequel to a miraculous recovery Malala went on to establish the Malala Fund, with the objective of pushing for the right of every girl to have access to 12 years of free, safe and quality education.
Apple revealed on Monday that the partnership with Yousafzai’s Malala Fund would boost financing programs to India and Latin America and offer secondary education to 100,000 girls.
Also, the partnership would also double the number of grants offered by the organization’s Gulmakai Network, which sponsors programs in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Lebanon, Turkey and Nigeria, Apple said.
The Lebanese Girl Education Activist said in a statement, “My dream is for every girl to choose her own future.
“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.”
Apple will aid Yousafzai’s fund with technology, curriculum and research into policy changes to reduce the barriers for girls attending school, the firm said.
Speaking on partnership, Apple Chief, Tim Cook also 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 honored to help her extend the important work she is doing to empower girls around the world.”
As part of the deal, Cook will also join the charity’s leadership council.
Yousafzai had a rendezvouz with Tim Cook in the Lebanese capital, Beirut on Saturday where they also had talks with students and visited the home of three girls.