Apple announced that they will support Malala Fund-aiming to empower girl education in India and other countries. Malala Fund is working for a world where every girl can learn and lead without fear. It focuses on advocating every girl’s right to 12 years of free, safe and quality education. Apple’s support to the fund would help more than 100,000 girls receive free education.
The fund, which currently operates in five states, is expected to expand another two following the funding boost. Apple’s chief CEO, Tim Cook said that the company would not only make a significant monetary investment in the fund, but also provide technology and research assistance to scale its reach. He 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".
The fund was created by Ms. Malala Yusafzai and her father Ziauddin in 2013 after she survived an assassination attempt by Taliban. She is also the youngest person to win the Noble Peace prize, advocating for all children and right to education.
Malala is a courageous advocate for equality and one of the most inspiring figures of present time and Apple feels honoured to help her extend her work to empower girls around the world.
The funding is expected to double the number of education grants offered by the program, and, extend programs in India and Latin America, in addition to those offered in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Lebanon, Turkey, and Nigeria.