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Apple and Malala Fund team up to support Girls' Education

Author : HER Team

HER Team

The technology giant, Apple partnered with the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai led Malala Fund to extend education funding programs to India and Latin America. Founded by Malala Yousafzai and her father Ziauddin, the Fund aims to empower young girls and help them access the quality education they deserve. With an initial goal to extend secondary education opportunities to more than 100,000 girls, Yousafzai is determined to reach every girl child and offer education in future. Apple's contributions in the welfare expansion include assistance with technology and curriculum for the organization. Additionally, the tech giant will monitor Malala Fund's policy modifications that are required to globally help girl's complete education. For processing out the same with success, CEO Tim Cook will join the leadership council of the organization. The Malala Fund currently operates in Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, and countries where there are Syrian refugees, like Lebanon and Jordan. The partnership also means the Malala Fund will be able to double the number of grants it distributes through its Gulmakai Network. The Gulmakai Network supports local educators and activists in developing countries that deal with different threats to girls' education like poverty, war, and gender discrimination.

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