Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama talks about the importance of girls' education

This year's Girl Up Leadership Summit was done virtually on July 13th due to COVID-19. Girl Up is a campaign by the United Nations Foundation, focused on engaging teenage girls in gender equality. Check out the video below where the former first lady talks to YouTube creators about the responsibility of educating girls.

  • Michelle Obama spoke on behalf of her organization, the Girls Opportunity Alliance.
  • The organization seeks to empower teenage girls through education. Its motto is "The future of our world is only as bright as our girls".
  • Education gives young women the opportunity to fulfill their potential said Obama.

Michelle Obama talked about violence at home, child marriage and teen pregnancy, and care taking responsibilities within families. She said these situations only make things worse. "When we give girls the chance to learn, we give them the opportunity to fulfill their potential, build healthier families, and contribute to their countries, economies, for generations to come." Listen to the former first lady's speech in the Instagram post below.

 The Girls Opportunity Alliance Foundation states that as of today more than 98 million teenage girls are not in school. The organization encourages people around the world to take action.

"When girls get the opportunities they deserve, amazing things start to happen: poverty goes down, economies grow, families get stronger, and babies are born healthier. The world, by all accounts, gets better" Source: Girls Opportunity Alliance

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