Michelle Obama and her daughters are currently visiting Liberia — would you mind if they had an extended stay? Or do you want them to come back home as soon as possible?
Michelle Obama urged young girls to fight to stay in school after she touched down in Liberia with daughters Sasha and Malia.
The first lady led the teenagers and her mother, Marian Robinson, along a red carpet as they began a six-day trip to Africa and Spain.
During the tour, which also has a stop in Morocco before ending in the Spanish capital, Madrid, is promoting education.
On her first day she urged Liberian girls to stay in school. Most drop out due to financial pressures.
She launched her ‘Let Girls Learn’ education initiative in March 2015, and has since travelled the globe to call for greater support for the millions of girls kept away from school or forced to abandon their studies.
Obama met girls and young women at a project named GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) aimed at boosting active citizenship, run by the US Peace Corps in Kakata, east of the coastal capital.
Speaking about the value of women’s leadership and access to education, the Harvard-trained lawyer said she was ‘here to shine a big bright light on you.’
‘I want you to keep fighting and stay in school,’ she told the girls.
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