In partnership with the Malala Fund, a new generation of coding geniuses in Brazil are being mentored by Apple’s forerunners. According to CNN, the trillion-dollar company plans to upkeep its programs in the South American country to cultivate young people’s knowledge in communications and graphic design fields through coding.
One of the challenges that a group of students will tackle is activist Malala Yousafzai’s mission to establish educational tools for girls across the globe. The creations will assist with enrollment, “advocacy,” and other areas of expertise that can help teachers. Apple’s vice president of social initiatives, Lisa Jackson, said this is a new horizon for the eager students.
“They have the vision, they have the voice obviously, they have the platform,” Jackson said. “We’re here to help with everything from support to hardware to people support, which is what [this] is about. What we can do is help be a supporter in very real ways of the work that Malala and her team envision.” Apple academies like Brazil’s have also been established in Italy and India.
Yousafzai became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. The 21-year-old activist was targeted by the Taliban in Pakistan for her role in fighting for access to education. After recovering from a gunshot wound, Yousafzai dedicated her life to attaining equal rights for girls and women in neglected areas of the world.