Apple's CEO and Malala Yousafzai Paid a Surprise Visit to San José State University Discussing the Power of Education
In January 2018 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Teams up with the 'Malala Fund' to Significantly Expand Girls' Education in the Middle East, India & Latin America." Apple became the fund's first Laureate partner, enabling a significant expansion of Malala's effort to support girls' education and advocate for equal opportunity. Led by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, Malala Fund champions every girl's right to 12 years of free, safe, quality education.
Late yesterday Afternoon Apple's CEO and Yousafzai paid a surprise visit to the campus to talk about the positive power of technology. "Education is embedded in Apple’s DNA," Cook said. "It is the great equalizer. If you fix that, you fix a lot of other struggles."
Tim Cook stated that Apple's partnership with the Malala Fund is aimed at educating girls in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Lebanon, Turkey and Nigeria, countries where girls are routinely denied the right to learn and where Apple and Yousafzai are now pushing for equity and education for all. If you focus on girls in the family, then the benefit to everyone is exponential."
While there's a positive side to technology, @PrezPapazian asked Cook about the negative impact of technology and concerns around privacy. Cook responded by saying that "Tech doesn't want to be good or bad. But sometimes people use good things in bad ways." For more read the full NBC Bay Area report that includes a video.
.@Malala is an unparalleled champion for access to education — a basic human right. Apple is proud to continue our partnership with the @MalalaFund to help 130 million girls get a safe, quality education. Thank you @PrezPapazian and the @SJSU community for hosting us today! pic.twitter.com/rAfMCH8U34— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) December 17, 2019