Michelle Obama to promote girls’ education
In an effort to address the barriers that keep more than 62 million girls around the world out of school, US first lady Michelle Obama is flying to Morocco and Liberia today with daughters Sasha and Malia and her mother to promote girls’ education.
Her office said that the six-day trip was planned to highlight the work of the Let Girls Learn programme – a US government initiative launched by US President Barack Obama and the first lady in 2015.
Tina Tchen, the first lady’s chief of staff, told reporters on a conference call that Obama would be joined by actresses Meryl Streep and Freida Pinto in Morocco, where they would talk to adolescent girls about the challenges they face in getting an education. In Liberia, she will visit a US Peace Corps training facility and a school along with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first female elected head of state and Nobel peace prize winner.
reporter – Staff
ON A MISSION US First lady Michelle Obama