Apple Supports Malala Fund Expansion in Latin America


Collaboration Includes App Development Challenge With Apple Developer
Academies in Brazil to Expand Girls’ Education

RIO DE JANEIRO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apple® today launched a new collaboration between its 10 Apple Developer
Academies in Brazil and Malala Fund to advance girls’ education
opportunities. As part of its new expansion into Latin America, Malala
Fund, which works to provide safe, quality secondary education and
opportunities for girls, has also offered grants to local advocates in
Brazil. 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.

The young developers at the Apple Developer Academy in Rio met Malala
Yousafzai on Friday when she visited the students and explained the
important role the developers will play in supporting the fund’s mission
to provide education opportunities to girls across the globe.

“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, and I am eager to see their innovative ideas to help girls in
Brazil and across the globe.”

“We share Malala’s goal of getting more girls into quality education and
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, and 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.”

“The students in the Apple Developer Academy program are passionate
about using their skills to support their communities, and this
challenge gives them the opportunity to make a real difference in the
world,” said Beatriz Magalhães, a former Apple Developer Academy student
who is now a design teacher with the program. “Within minutes of the
announcement, students were already brainstorming creative ways to
address this global challenge.”

In January, Apple became Malala Fund’s first Laureate partner, enabling
the organization 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.

Since 2013, more than 3,000 students have gone through the Apple
Developer Academy program in Brazil, with another 500 currently enrolled
in 10 sites located in Brasilia, Campinas, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Manaus,
Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Seventy-five
students from Brazil attended this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference
in San Jose, California, as scholarship winners.

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Josh Rosenstock, 408-862-1142
Wolf Tulley, 408-974-0078


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