Malala Yousafzi, left, and Apple CEO Tim Cook, second left, are pictured together, in a photograph provided by Apple in a statement. (The Daily Star/Apple, HO)
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The CEO of tech giant Apple, Tim Cook, visited Beirut over the weekend with leading women's education campaigner and youngest-ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai, to announce a major partnership to help Lebanese and Syrian girls in local schools. A statement from the company said Cook's investment will enable the Malala Fund, an NGO that promotes and invest in girls' education, to significantly increase in scale, with an initial target of getting 100,000 girls into education in Lebanon, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Nigeria and Jordan.During the weekend trip, Cook and Yousafzai visited Lebanese and refugee Syrian students at the Lebanese Alternative Learning center in Monnot, Beirut, accompanied by 12 young female students.
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