Apple Hosts Nobel Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai for Talk at Apple Park

Apple today held an event at its Apple Park campus where Apple CEO Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson, Apple Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, interviewed and honored Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who spoke to hundreds of young people about her work with the Malala Fund.

Apple in January announced a partnership with Yousafzai’s Malala Fund, which advocates for quality education and equal opportunity for girls around the world.

Through support with Apple, the Malala Fund has said it 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 providing secondary education opportunities to more than 100,000 girls.

The Malala Fund is also working with Apple’s Developer Academies in Brazil, providing Apple Developer Academy students and alumni in brazil with the opportunity to esign and develop apps aimed at furthering the Fund’s goals.

Apple is helping the 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.

At the time Apple announced the partnership, Apple CEO Tim Cook joined the Malala Fund leadership council.

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