Malala Yousafzai’s fight for Girls’ education – now Apple joins hands

Malala Yousaifzai's fight for Girls' education has now upped another level after Apple CEO Tim Cook announced their partnership. Photo: Apple
Malala Yousafzai’s fight for Girls’ education has now upped another level after Apple CEO Tim Cook announced their partnership. Photo: Apple

Malala Yousafzai’s fight for Girls’ education has now taken another jump towards success – she has now teamed up with the tech giant Apple to provide quality education to girls.

Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner and a front-runner of women’s rights campaign across the globe, set up her own organization back in 2013, Malala Fund, which has set an initial goal of providing education to 100,000 women in countries including Lebanon, Afghanistan, Turkey, Nigeria and Pakistan.

Malala and Apple CEO Tim Cook made a visit to Lebanon to launch the campaign, where they interacted with a few people, talking about the prospects and the need for such projects.

According to Apple, their support to the cause will include assistance in terms of technology, curriculum and research.

According to an estimate, a total of 130 million girls are out of school, and with a rapidly changing world, them receiving a quality education has become an absolute necessity.

Talking to The Independent, they said:

Tim Cook: “I met Malala in Oxford in October last year. I reached out to Malala just to meet her.

“We began to talk and it became so clear that she had such a bold vision. It really lined up with the boldness of Apple and that the core of it is an overriding belief in equality and that education is the great equalizer. And that has always been at the root of our company and my personal beliefs. And so it started, the fire was lit there. I instantly wanted to throw in on the vision that Malala had.”

Adding her part of story, Malala said, “I was really happy that Tim was at Oxford, and excited to meet him. We asked each other questions and we had a conversation about girls’ education and how technology can help us in getting more girls into schools and giving them the education that they want. I really wanted us to work together because Apple has expertise: they are expert in tech, they have resources and they have amazing and incredible people.”

Malala Yousafzai herself was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 for persistently advocating the importance of girls’ education, miraculously, she survived the attack and now works tirelessly to achieve her goals.

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