Apple Supports Malala Fund, Tim Cook Joins Leadership Council

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Apple announced Monday that it will support the Malala Fund as the girl’s education charity’s first Laureate partner. CEO Tim Cook will also join the Malala Fund’s leadership council.

The Malala Fund was started by Malala Yousafzai, shown below with Tim Cook. Now 20 years old, Ms. Yousafzai was shot in the head by the Taliban for the crime of going to school when she was just 15 years old. She survived and has used her story and remarkable recovery to advance the right of young girls to get “12 years of free, safe, quality education.” The Malala Fund is her vehicle for doing so.

Tim Cook and Malala Yousafzai outside the home of a family with daughters attending school in Beirut

Tim Cook and Malala Yousafzai outside the home of a family with daughters attending school in Beirut (credit: Apple)

“With Apple’s support,” Apple wrote, 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’s role will be, “assisting with technology, curriculum and research into policy changes.”

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While I have been – and continue to be – critical of Apple in regards to their products (no actual pro laptop) and software quality (so poor even Microsoft would be embarrassed) … it is things like this that make me proud to be a user of Apple products.

Thank you, Tim – and Apple – for supporting important causes like this.

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