Malala Yousafzai, the world’s youngest Nobel laureate Pakistani and human rights activist, is expanding her partnership with technology company Apple and will now produce dramas, children’s series, animations and documentaries that will be streamed by tech giant Apple.
According to Reuters, 23-year-old Malala Yousafzai and her new production company Extracurricular Color will be part of Apple TV Plus’ growing content creators, including Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Will Smith, Octavia Spencer and Jennifer Aniston.
Apple, the maker of the iPhone, made the statement in a blog post on its website on International Women’s Day. Yousafzai told Reuters:-
“I hope that through this partnership, I will be able to bring new voices to this platform and to this stage. I hope more young people and girls will see and be impressed by the show.”
“I believe in storytelling because it has been a part of my life. It was my story that inspired people around the world to realize that not all girls have access to education,” she said.
On the 110th International Women’s Day, Malala said that women around the world should praise all that they have achieved. “I want every woman and every girl to be proud of themselves, proud of what they have achieved in their lives,” she said.
Apple made a documentary about Malala in 2015 and in 2018 partnered with the Malala Fund to promote girls’ education around the world. Malala Yousafzai, who was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 along with Indian social leader Kailash Sethiarthi, is the world’s youngest Nobel laureate.
A year after the Nobel Prize, the government of Pakistan had also given Malala Yousafzai the Star of Bravery. The government of Pakistan had given her the award at the London High Commission. Earlier, Malala Yousafzai was also awarded the National Peace Award for Youth by the government of Pakistan under former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.
Malala Yousafzai was attacked by unknown individuals near Mingora, the capital of Swat, on October 9, 2012, along with two other female students, who were injured and later found evidence of Taliban involvement in the attack.
Malala Yousafzai, who was critically injured in the attack, was later transferred to the UK for treatment and then moved to the UK, where she won several other international awards, including the Nobel Prize and the Star of Courage during her stay in the UK.
Malala Yousafzai enrolled at the prestigious Oxford University during her stay in the UK, where she graduated in June last year at the age of 22.