When parents welcome their child into the world, they are usually filled with hopes and dreams of a better future for their baby. Facebook Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg is feeling the same way.
The only thing is, he is not only looking at shaping a better future for his daughter, Max. Rather, he wants to ensure that will be a better future for everyone.
The man behind one of the most successful social media platforms took to his Facebook page to announce that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have welcomed their baby girl, Max. Along with this announcement too, is a long letter that Zuckerberg had penned for his daughter. It details the couple’s hopes for the future as well as a sort of action plan on how they can help turn these into reality.
Zuckerberg outlined several concerns that are affecting the world today. Among them are the worldwide spread of poverty and hunger; access to basic health care; empowerment of women children and minorities; establishing peaceful relations with other nations and building communities that are both “inclusive and welcoming.”
In order to address these concerns, Zuckerberg has also detailed some projects he already intends to get started on. For starters, he wants to encourage schools to adopt a personalized learning approach to education. He believes that this is one way to provide children with better quality education and at the same time, greater equal opportunity. Having taught themselves, both Zuckerberg and Chan feel so strongly about this idea that have also announced that they are going to introduce personalized learning at their San Francisco Bay Area Community.
Meanwhile, in advancement of all the couple’s goals, Zuckerberg has also said that he and his wife are committing to giving away 99% of their Facebook shares. This amounts to around $45 billion as of the moment. At the same time, Zuckerberg also announced the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which will initially focus on personalized learning, finding cures for diseases and building a network of strong communities.