US First Lady Michelle Obama made a big announcement
for boosting up girls' education as part of her 'Let Girls Learn' campaign on
her recent visit to Morocco. She was accompanied by renowned actresses and
education advocates Meryl Streep and Freida Pinto.
Let Girls Learn is a United States government
initiative to ensure adolescent girls get the education they deserve. Around
the world, girls face intricate physical, cultural, and financial barriers in
accessing education. As a girl grows older the fight to get an education
becomes even harder. We know that educating girls can transform lives,
families, communities, and entire countries. When girls are educated, they lead
healthier and more productive lives. They gain the skills, knowledge, and
confidence to break the cycle of poverty and help strengthen their societies. This
initiative has promoted girl education across the world and is started by US
First lady, Michelle Obama. She says, I SEE MYSELF IN THESE GIRLS, I SEE MY
DAUGHTERS IN THESE GIRLS, AND I SIMPLY CANNOT WALK AWAY FROM THEM.
She announced the grant of $100 million from the
Millennium Challenge Corporation which a US foreign-aid agency. This grant is allotted
to create a new model for secondary education. This initiative is also the
motivation behind government of India's Beti Bachao, Beti Padhaao initiative. This
meeting was held in Morocco where literacy among females aged 15 and older in
Morocco was 58.8% as compared to 78.6% among males as of 2015. It is told to
the people of the nation that to achieve its global goals Morocco should focus
in improving education quality especially for girls. And also, Morocco should
take full advantage of the Let Girls
Learn initiative and boost education for its girls and women.
"Those 62 million girls who are not being
educated around the world, impact my life in Washington, D.C. Because if we
aren't empowering and providing the skills and the resources to half of our
population, then we're not realizing our full potential as a society, as
mankind. So we have to change those notions that girls are only valuable for
their reproductive capacity, or their ability to do manual labor. We need every
one of our citizens, boys and girls, to be educated and involved and
empowered." Obama told the audience. In the audience, there were many
families most of which had local girls who were the first in their families to
go to high school. "I'm traveling with my mother and my two daughters.
This is the special girl-power unit of the Obama household. We left the
president behind because he's a boy". She said, adding with a laugh. This
initiative will help girl education globally.
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