Tim Cook and Malala Yousafzai were in Lebanon!

The CEO of Apple Tim Cook and the youngest Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai were in Beirut last Saturday. Yousafzai is the founder of

Malala Fund

which is an NGO that “champions every girl’s right to 12 years of free, safe, and quality education.” Malala and Tim met in Beirut to announce a long-term partnership between Apple and Malala Fund. The activist’s new goal is to raise enough money to help 100,000 girls receive an education in the following countries: Afghanistan, Lebanon, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Turkey. Apple, which is a tech giant, will offer funding, resources, and expertise to Malala Fund.

“We believe that education is a great equalizing force, and we share Malala Fund’s commitment to giving every girl an opportunity to go to school.” – Tim Cook (Source)

Cook told

The Independent

that the company’s founder Steve Jobs always focused on making Apple products education-friendly. So, Malala’s goal meets Apple’s vision. Even though their visit to Lebanon was short, Tim and Malala visited a family in Beirut and the Lebanese Alternative Learning center (LAL). The latter is an NGO that offers educational resources and classes. The girls were excited to meet Tim, and especially Malala who empowered them!

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