Sunday, 26 June 2016

Michelle Obama On 6-Day Visit To Africa

US first lady, Michelle Obama, will arrive Africa today, with daughters Sasha and Malia and her mother as part of an effort to promote girls’ education, her office said.
The six-day trip will include visits to Morocco and Liberia. She will also visit Spain. The trip will highlight the work of Let Girls Learn, a US government initiative launched by US President Barack Obama and the first lady in 2015.

That project is part of “a US government effort to address the barriers that keep over 62 million girls around the world out of school, particularly adolescent girls,” the first lady’s chief of staff, Tina Tchen, said.

Michelle Obama will be joined by actresses Meryl Streep and Freida Pinto in Morocco, where they will talk to adolescent girls on the challenges they face in getting education, her office said.

In Liberia, she will visit a US Peace Corps training facility and a school along with Liberian President Ellen Johansson Sirleaf, Africa’s first female elected head of state and a Nobel Peace Prize winner.

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