RIO DE JANEIRO: Apple on Saturday launched a new collaboration between its 10 Apple Developer Academies in Brazil and Malala Fund to advance education opportunities for girls.
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. The challenge will harness the creativity and ingenuity of Apple Developer Academy students and alumni in Brazil, giving them the opportunity to work with Malala Fund to design and develop apps that enhance education opportunities for girls.
The challenge will also encourage students to find ways to better enable Malala Fund’s network of Gulmakai champions around the world to communicate and share best practices in a secure environment. Malala said in a statement that she hopes that every girl, from Rio to Riyadh, can be free to choose her own future.
She further advised to girls that 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 the mission of free, safe, quality education.
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook said the company shares Malala’s goal of getting more girls into quality education and are thrilled by the deepening partnership with Malala Fund by mobilising thousands of Apple Developer Academy students and alumni across Brazil.
In January, Apple became Malala Fund’s first Laureate partner, enabling the organisation to double the number of grants awarded by its Gulmakai Network and fund new programs in Latin America and India, with the initial goal of extending secondary education opportunities to more than 100,000 girls.