Michelle Obama Launches An Initiative To Fund Girls' Education

According to a report in Press Trust of India (PTI), she wrote in an op-ed in Atlantic Council that she has launched "Let Girls Learn", a new initiative to fund community girls' education projects. On November 2, Michelle Obama has said that she will address the global crisis in girl's education requires not just investment, but also challenging cultural beliefs and practices.

She further added, "We cannot address our girls' education crisis until we address the broader cultural beliefs and practices that can help cause and perpetuate this crisis. We know that legal and cultural change is possible because we've seen it in countries around the world, including our own. A century ago, women in America couldn't even vote."

Michelle Obama Launches An Initiative For Girls


"Girls who are educated can marry later, have lower rates of infant and maternal mortality and are more likely to immunise their children and less likely to contract HIV. I plan to keep raising my voice on their behalf for the rest of my life. I'll keep urging world leaders to invest in their potential and create societies that truly value them as human beings. I'll reach out to local leaders, families, and girls themselves to raise awareness about the power of sending girls to school. And I plan to keep talking about this issue at home because I believe that all of us men and women have a moral obligation to give all of these girls a future worthy of their promise and their dreams," she concluded.

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