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Apple increases support for Malala Fund to advance girls' education

IANS  |  Rio de Janeiro 

Developer Academies will play an important role in supporting the to provide opportunities to girls across the globe, Nobel peace laureate has said, referring to deepening of partnerships between the and the fund.

Meeting the at the Developer Academy here on Friday, Malala said the fund will gain access to new tools to support its mission of free, safe, quality by tapping into Apple's network of

"The students in programme share my passion for improving the world around us, and I am eager to see their innovative ideas to help girls in and across the globe," Malala said.

The Nobel peace laureate was speaking on the occasion of launching on Friday a new collaboration between its 10 Apple Developer Academies in and to advance girls' opportunities.

"My hope is that every girl, from to Riyadh, can be free to choose her own future," she said.

In January this year, Apple entered into a partnership with the to support new programmes in and Latin America, with the initial goal of extending secondary education opportunities to more than 100,000 girls.

"We share Malala's goal of getting more girls into quality education and are thrilled to be deepening our partnership with by mobilising thousands of students and alumni across Brazil," Apple's said in a statement.

"Apple has been committed to education since day one, and we can't wait to see what our creative come up with to help Malala Fund make a difference for girls around the world," Cook added.



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First Published: Sat, July 14 2018. 11:08 IST