Malala Fund (Q3-4, 2021)
Malala Fund was founded in 2013 by Malala and Ziauddin Yousafzai to champion every girl’s right to 12 years of free, safe, quality education. By working in regions where the most girls miss out on secondary education, Malala Fund invests in education advocates and activists who are challenging the policies and practices that prevent girls from going to school in their communities.
They don’t build schools. They build networks.
Malala Fund believes that local educators and advocates provide the greatest insight, innovation and energy needed to address barriers that keep girls out of school in their communities. Through their Education Champion Network, they invest in their work so they can scale their efforts and leverage their collective power to create broader change to make it easier for all girls to learn.
They don't accept the status quo. They fight to change it.
Social norms can influence attitudes and policies that shape girls’ opportunities to learn. Through programming and advocacy with local partners, they're challenging the beliefs, behaviours and legislation that prevent girls from going to school and learning on equal terms with boys.
We don’t talk down to girls. We listen.
The girls they serve have high goals for themselves — and they have high expectations for the leaders who can help them achieve their goals. Malala Fund created Assembly, a digital publication and newsletter, as a platform for girls to speak out about the issues holding them back.
5% of all retails sales made July 1 through December 31, 2021 were donated to Malala Fund.