Apple teams with Malala Fund to support more than 100,000 girls’ education; CEO Cook joins Malala Fund leadership council

Apple and Malala Fund today announced that Apple will become the fund’s first Laureate partner, enabling a significant expansion of Malala’s effort to support girls’ education and advocate for equal opportunity. Led by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, Malala Fund champions every girl’s right to 12 years of free, safe, quality education.

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.

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. Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, will also join the Malala Fund leadership council.

“My dream is for every girl to choose her own future,” said Malala Yousafzai in a statement. “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.”

“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 in a statement. “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 been working in partnership with other organizations, the private sector and governments around the world to realize every girl’s right to 12 years of free, safe, quality education. The fund’s Gulmakai Network currently supports programs in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Lebanon, Turkey and Nigeria.

With an estimated 130 million girls out of school, the importance of their work is increasingly essential.

Source: Apple Inc.

MacDailyNews Take: Congrats, Malala Fund and fund recipients!

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]


  1. Whenever he fscks up (batterygate), Cook goes on a SJW virtue-signaling spree.

    Hey, Timmy, take it from the Beatles:
    ♪ ♫ Can’t buy me love, love, love… ♪ ♫

    1. Well considering that the battery fuss is yet another whipped up storm in a teacup and the plans for educating a hundred thousand young women could improve the lives of millions of people, the world will become a better place if Tim Cook goes on sprees like this more often.

      1. Tim Cook isn’t going to change anything. Wall Street prefers the world to stay the same. Spreading wealth is not something Wall Street cares much for. Greedy investors are only interested in funneling money to themselves and not to some poor, uneducated girls in foreign countries. To any big investor, making huge amounts of money makes the world a better place for them.

        1. So really you approve, since by making this investment, Apple is sticking two fingers up to Wall St. with a proverbial “You were saying?” Quickly followed by “Whatever”

  2. A CEOs job must be pretty easy when you have all this free time to be on Boards, and be a trustee, and give commencement addresses. Makes you wonder why they get paid so much.

    1. … go ask Malala. Its next to the Home Pod, just down from the Mac mini, and one shelf down from the MacBook Anything with zero slots for any media, right beside the iPhone that is throttled back.

  3. Tim Cook and Apple continues doing stuff Wall Street hates. Big investors don’t give a damn about educating girls or improving their lives. Wall Street is only interested in making money even if it means taking more money from poor people. Tim Cook is powerless to fight against greed. Wall Street thrives off people’s ignorance.

    I sure hope Tim Cook doesn’t think he’s going to be praised for this charitable move. Helping educate girls isn’t going to help Apple. Meanwhile, Apple gets a couple of more downgrades because those poor girls can’t afford to buy iPhones. Apple will remain on Wall Street’s and the news media hit list.


  4. “Led by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, Malala Fund champions every girl’s right to 12 years of free, safe, quality education.”
    Who can argue with that?
    The only way back from a dysfunctional paranoid world beset with fear, intolerance, ignorance, prejudice and hatred…is EDUCATION

  5. For those who don’t know about Malala, as a young girl she was outspoken in support of education for girls in her native Pakistan. The Talban in her part of Pakistan banned girls from attending school. The Taliban decided to kill her and in 2012, her school bus was stopped by Taliban fighters, the fifteen year old girl was identified, shot in the head and left for dead.

    She was initially treated locally and once her condition had stabilised, she flown to Birmingham, England for more advanced treatment.

    Once she recovered, she became much more committed to the cause of education for girls and used her fame to further that movement. At the age of 17, she became the youngest ever recipient of a Nobel Peace laureate. She is currently studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University.

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