Apple has announced in a press release today that they will be supporting the Malala Foundation in Latic America to help provide educational opportunities for girls in Brazil. The collaboration will be with Apple’s 10 Developer Academies and the foundation. Here are some of the highlights from the newsroom announcement. Recently, Tim Cook tweeted about this new partnership:
The advocates join Malala Fund’s network of Gulmakai champions and will implement projects across the country designed to empower girls, teachers and policymakers through skills development, school enrollment efforts and education advocacy.
What Malala Said:
“My hope is that every girl, from Rio to Riyadh, can be free to choose her own future,” said Malala Yousafzai. “Whether she wants to be a developer, a pilot, a dancer or a politician, education is the best path to a brighter future. By tapping into Apple’s network of student developers. Malala Fund will gain access to new tools. To support our mission of free, safe, quality education. The students in Apple’s Developer Academy program share my passion for improving the world around us. I am eager to see their innovative ideas to help girls in Brazil and across the globe.”
What Apple & Tim Cook Said:
“We share Malala’s goal of getting more girls into quality education. We are thrilled to be deepening our partnership with Malala Fund. By mobilizing thousands of Apple Developer Academy students and alumni across Brazil,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Apple has been committed to education since day one. We can’t wait to see what our creative student developers come up with to help Malala Fund make a difference for girls around the world.”