Malala’s efforts to support girls’ education and advocate for equal opportunity, especially targeting the 130 million girls
Apple has teamed up with Malala Fund to support girls’ education, becoming Malala Fund’s first Laureate partner to empower young girls and help them access the quality education they deserve.
With the support of Apple, Malala Fund expects to double the number of grants awarded through its Gulmakai Network and launch its funding programs in India and Latin America, with the goal of extending secondary education to more than 130 million girls.
Apple CEO Tim Cook who will also join Malala Fund leadership council said she is a courageous advocate for equality and we will also help Malala Fund with technology, curriculum and education policy research.
He further said she’s one of the most inspiring figures of our time, and we are honoured to help her extend the important work she is doing to empower girls around the world.
Since 2013, Malala Fund has been working in partnership with other organisations, the private sector and governments around the world to realize every girl’s right to 12 years of free, safe, quality education.
According to the latest survey, there are several threats to girls’ education, like poverty, war and gender discrimination and for this purpose, Malala Fund currently operates in Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Nigeria and countries where there are Syrian refugees, like Lebanon and Jordan.
In 2012, the Taliban attempted to assassinate Yousafzai when she was just 15 years old. They targeted her because she repeatedly spoke about the challenges of trying to attain a good education. Miraculously, Yousafzai survived a gunshot to the head while she was on a school bus headed home.
Since then, Yousafzai has continued to advocate for girls’ access to education and 2014 Malala Yousafzai became the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner in history for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.