Apple to support Malala Fund to empower Indian girls

The Malala Fund, led by Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai aims to fight for girls' right to quality education. Image via Apple Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team Delhi, India Jan 22, 2018, 08.53 AM (IST)

Multinational tech giant Apple is all set to join hands with the Malala Fund in a bid to empower girl education in India. 

The Malala Fund, led by Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai aims to fight for girls' right to free, quality education. 

Apple's support is expected to extend secondary education opportunities to over 100,000 girls.

"With Apple’s support, Malala Fund 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," noted the official release. 

Malala's Fund 'Gulmakai Network' undertakes programmes in countries like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Lebanon, Turkey and Nigeria. 

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“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,” Malala was quoted in Apple's release.

Tim Cook-led Apple will be the first partner of the fund which aims to provide 12 years of free education to girls.

Apple CEO Tim Cook will also be on the Fund leadership council. 

The company will also assist Malala Fund with technological solutions, curriculum and policy research. 

Malala Fund started in the year 2013 and has been working in collaboration with organisations, private bodies and governments all across the globe.