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Mrs. Obama launches girls' educational program in Liberia

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U.S. First Lady, Michelle Obama(left)with Pres. SIirleaf (right)
U.S. First Lady, Michelle Obama(left)with Pres. SIirleaf (right)

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, has launched a new educational program known as “Let Girls Learn” for adolescent girls across Liberia.

The program will be implemented by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

It is aimed at improving access to quality education and other life skills for adolescent girls across Liberia.

The U.S First Lady performed the launching ceremony Monday, June 27, 2016 at the Peace Corps Training Center in Kakata, Margibi County and it was graced by young women participating in Girls Leading Our World (GLOW).

Mrs. Obama also highlighted the role of the Peace Corps in helping girls in underserved communities and build self-confidence, communication and other leadership skills.

At the same time, she also visited a school in Unification Town and held discussions with adolescent girls who have been faced with serious challenges in attaining an education.

The discussions were moderated by an advocate for girls’ education, Actress Frieda Pinto.

While in Liberia, Mrs. Obama and delegation were met upon arrival at the Roberts International Airport (RIA) by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, members of the Cabinet, as well as members of the National Legislature.

Reports say scores of citizens, local leaders, students, including young girls, have lined up the route and gave Mrs. Obama and delegation a rousing welcome.

Meanwhile,  the U.S First Lady and delegation have left for Moroccof following a successful one day visit to Liberia..


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