Apple CEO Tim Cook had recently visited San Jose State University in California and one of the dignitaries alongside Nobel laureate Malala Yosafzai and Mary Papazian, the president of SJSU to discuss education and the virtual importance of giving quality education to girls across the world.
At the event, Apple CEO added: “We’ve tried to focus on teaching coding skills to everyone. Everyone should learn to code before they graduate.”
He went on to add saying, “Education is embedded in Apple’s DNA. It is the great equalizer. If you fix that, you fix a lot of other struggles.”
Tim Cook also tweeted about his work with the Nobel laureate to educate girls. He added, “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.”
Apple last year became one of the top contributors to the Malala Fund (founded by Malala Yousafzai herself) that works hard to educate girls across the globe (including India) for free for 12 years.
Malala added in a statement, “Technology is changing at a very fast pace, we need to change our education for that. We have taken it for granted that education isn’t possible in some places like refugee camps, but technology can change that. Apple has helped to expand and help our vision grow.”
In most parts of the world, only men are tasked with prime responsibilities to run the family as they were considered as the sole breadwinners and you don’t often see many women going to offices as they are forced to sit at home and do household chores. On the contrary, men go to offices, stress a lot and work without seeing clock needles to earn wages either daily, weekly or on a monthly basis.
Women have very limited opportunities to study and were always inferior to men. They never really had the liberty to do what men were doing and hence they became homemakers. However, various tech organisations are doing their best to eliminate this divide, including Apple CEO Tim Cook.