Apple Announces Partnership With Malala Fund to Support Girls' Education

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Apple and Malala Fund announced on Sunday that Apple will become the fund's first Laureate partner. Led by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, the fund champions the right of girls to a quality education and advocates equal opportunity around the world.

With support from Apple, the Malala Fund said it expects to double the number of grants awarded by its Gulmakai Network and extend funding programs to India and Latin America with the initial goal of extending secondary education opportunities to more than 100,000 girls.

Apple CEO Tim Cook with students in Beirut, Lebanon

"My dream is for every girl to choose her own future," said Malala Yousafzai. "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 help Malala Fund scale its organization by assisting with technology, curriculum and research into policy changes needed to help girls everywhere attend school and complete their education. Apple CEO Tim Cook will also join the Malala Fund leadership council, according to the press release.

"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," said Tim Cook. "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."

Since 2013, Malala Fund has worked with organizations, the private sector and governments around the world to enhance girls' opportunities for education. The fund's Gulmakai Network currently supports programs in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Lebanon, Turkey and Nigeria.

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35 months ago

What about also partnering with a Fund that supports BOYS education? #equality?

Of course supporting eduction in general is great, but there are many places in the world where girls specifically are discriminated against in a variety of ways when it comes to getting an education, which is what this seems to be aiming to address.

I applaud Apple for doing this.
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35 months ago

What about also partnering with a Fund that supports BOYS education? #equality?

Boys generally don't get shot in head for trying to get an education.
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35 months ago
What about also partnering with a Fund that supports BOYS education? #equality?
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35 months ago

What about also partnering with a Fund that supports BOYS education? #equality?

Haha, #equality is getting girls/women up to parity with the opportunities afforded to boys/men over the centuries.

(But check back in if, once that balance is finally achieved, it starts to swing the other way…)
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35 months ago
macrumors doesn't have rumors anymore? Did Apple actually purchased macrumors? It looks like a PR for Tim and his crusade to change the world ;)
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35 months ago

What about also partnering with a Fund that supports BOYS education? #equality?

Wrong - dont you know that males, especially white/straight ones are excluded from this stuff? Where you been? :rolleyes:
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