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Michelle Obama and her girls in Liberia

Michelle Obama and her girls in Liberia


United States first-lady Michelle Obama on Monday visited a Liberia-based leadership camp for girls called, Let Girls Learn, as part of her Africa trip.

Education for girls is at the heart of the first lady’s trip, which also includes stops in Morocco and Spain.

Michelle urged the teens, whose faces were glazed with smiles, in one of the world’s poorest countries to keep fighting to stay in school.

The Let Girls Learn campaign is the brainchild of Barack and Michelle Obama established last year

In connection with the first lady’s visit, USAID announced up to $27 million in funding in Liberia programming for Let Girls Learn, an initiative launched by the Obamas last year.

Liberia has suffered the horrors of war for more than a decade. Only 37% of girls aged 15 to 24 can read. The burden of Ebola has not make the situation any easier- schools were closed for months as a result of the epidemic

On early Tuesday, Obama and her two daughters arrived Morocco were welcomed by King Mohammed VI’s wife Princess Lalla Selma at the Merana airport airport.

Morocco, where she will provide details of nearly $100 million in funding from the Millennium Challenge Corporation, a foreign-aid agency, to create a new model for secondary education.


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