Sunday, 26 June 2016

Michelle Obama visits Liberia and Morocco


Joseph Mambili 11 minutes ago 913
Michelle Obama and her daughters visit Africa
– US first lady Michelle Obama will travel to Africa on Sunday, June 26 with daughters Sasha and Malia
– The upcoming, six-day trip will include visits to Morocco and Liberia
– Michelle is advancing her effort to promote girls’ education
US first lady Michelle Obama will travel to Africa on Sunday, June 26 with daughters Sasha and Malia.
Michelle is advancing her effort to promote girls’ education, her office said.
Michelle Obama visits Liberia and Morocco
Michelle Obama is packing is coming to Africa with daughters Sasha and Malia.
The upcoming, six-day trip will include visits to Morocco and Liberia. She will also travel to Spain.
The trip will highlight the work of Let Girls Learn, a US Government project launched by US President Barack Obama and the first lady in 2015.

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That project is part of “a US Government effort to address the barriers that keep over 62 million girls around the globe out of school, particularly adolescent girls,” the first lady’s chief of staff, Tina Tchen, told reporters on a conference call.
Michelle Obama visits Liberia and Morocco
The trip abroad will have additional star power – Meryl Streep and Freida Pinto.
Michelle Obama will be joined by actresses Meryl Streep and Freida Pinto in Morocco, where they will interact with adolescent girls on the challenges they face in getting an education.
Michelle Obama visits Liberia and Morocco
Obama and her daughters will continue onto Spain on Wednesday, where the first lady will meet with Queen Letizia and give a speech about the Let Girls Learn initiative.
In Liberia, she will visit a US Peace Corps training facility and a school along with Liberian President Ellen Johansson Sirleaf.
Michelle Obama visits Liberia and Morocco
In Liberia, nearly two-thirds of Liberia’s school-age children do not attend class, and girls dropping out of school have sharply risen since the Ebola crisis.
This is a unique trip in the sense that the first lady is going to three different regions that are important to the US: Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa and Europe,” Ben Rhodes, assistant to the President, told reporters on the same call.
Michelle Obama visits Liberia and Morocco
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This is a unique trip in the sense that the first lady is going to three different regions that are important to the US: Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa and Europe,” Ben Rhodes, assistant to the President, told reporters on the same call.
Michelle Obama’s interest in education for young girls was heightened after militant Islamist group Boko Haram seized 276 girls from their school in Chibok, northeast Nigeria, in April 2014. She highlighted their plight through a Twitter hashtag, #BringBackOurGirls.

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