Apple has furthered its work towards making the world a better place by partnering with Malala Fund to become its first Laureate partner.

Led by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Malala Yousafzai, the fund works to help improve equality around the world and provide the opportunity for girls to “choose their own future” through education.

Thanks to the support of Apple, Malala Fund hopes to be able to double the number of grants awarded by its Gulmakai Network while also extending existing funding programs to India and Latin America. Ultimately the goal is to extend secondary education opportunities to more than 100,000 girls.

“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 the fund by offering assistance with technology and curriculum, with CEO Tim Cook also joining the Malala Fund leadership council according to a press release issued to announce the partnership.

“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.”

Founded in 2013, Malala Fund has been working with governments and private business throughout the world, with the fund’s Gulmakai Network supporting programs in countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Lebanon, Turkey, and Nigeria.

(Source: Apple)

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