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Apple Announces New Partnership With Malala—And It's Great News For Girls Around The World

Apple Announces New Partnership With Malala—And It's Great News For Girls Around The World
4 months ago

Apple and Malala announced a recent partnership that will provide education to millions of girls around the world. 

Both Tim Cook and Malala Yousafzai are global icons, but in completely different fields. Cook is the Chief Executive Office of Apple Inc, and Yousafzai is an activist for girls' education around the world, and a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. Together, the two of them have decided to become an unstoppable force that will bring education and equal opportunities to more than 100,000 girls worldwide that have no access to it.

Right now, there is no definite plan on how this will be achieved, but both global leaders are more than committed to finding that answer and making it happen. There are 130 million girls around the world without proper education, and that is the target that this partnership is aiming to help.

Malala Fund has been spreading awareness and advocating for girls' education for several years. Apple is hoping to aid in continuing these efforts and expand on them, with a plan to bring these programs to both India and Latin America, and double the amount of grants that are awarded to the Malala Fund.

Both Tim and Malala announced the partnership this morning on Twitter: 

"We are committing resources, and we are committing money and technology. 130 million girls is a lot of folks around the world and so this is a bold ambition. This is exactly what Apple loves to work on and is something that everybody is saying is impossible.” Cook said about the collaboration.

Cook and Yousafzai met a few months ago in England, where Malala studies at Oxford University. "It became so clear that the values we share were so aligned," Cook said after the two engaged in conversation, "it was then a matter of what to do together not a matter of whether.” 

With the new grants from Apple, Malala will be able to fund education for millions of girls around the world. Naturally, people are sounding off their excitement:

Apple and Malala Fund are sought after providing "every girl's right to 12 years of free, safe, quality education."

H/T - Twitter