LONDON – Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai is partnering up with Apple Inc to produce dramas, children’s series, animation and documentaries that will be aired on the company’s streaming service, Apple TV+.
The 23-year-old and her new production company named Extracurricular, is expanding her existing partnership with the tech giant, and will be part of the Apple TV+’s growing number of content creators, which include Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Will Smith, Octavia Spencer and Jennifer Aniston, Apple said in a blog post on its website on International Women’s Day.
Malala in an interview with Reuters said, “I hope that through this partnership, I will be able to bring new voices to this platform, to this stage. I hope that through me, more young people and girls will watch these shows, get inspired.”
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Earlier in 2015, Apple had produced a documentary o Malala and later teamed up with her Malala Fund in 2018 to promote secondary education to girls across the globe.
Malala while announcing the news on Instagram said that through this “multi-year programming partnership with Apple TV+” she will be producing “dramas, comedies, documentaries, animation and children’s series”.
Malala became the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize winner at the age of 17. In 2014. Later is 2018, she launched Assembly, a digital publication for girls and young women available on Apple News. She graduated from Oxford University in June.
“I believe in storytelling because it has been part of my life, it was my story that inspired so many people around the world to realise that not all girls have access to education,” she said.
On the 110th anniversary of International Women’s Day, Malala said women around the world should take a pause to appreciate all they had achieved, adding that “I want every girl and woman to be proud of herself, to be proud of all that she has achieved in her life”.