Malala Fund — the nonprofit founded by education activist and Nobel Peace Prizewinner Malala Yousafzai — aims to ensure that girls around the world have access to 12 years of education. Yousafzai, now a student at Oxford University, was shot by the Taliban for going to school in Pakistan when she was 15.
Apple has not specified how much money the company will invest, but said the new partnership will expand Malala Fund’s work to India and Latin America. Apple plans to contribute money and technology, assisting with curriculum and policy research.
“This is exactly what Apple loves to work on — is something that everybody is saying is impossible,”Apple CEO Tim Cook said in an interview with Good Morning Americareleased Monday, praising Yousafzai’s “depth of humanity” and “courage with a big C.”