Michelle Obama Launches ‘Global Girls Alliance’ to Support Female Education

 

Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama has founded an organization called Global Girls Alliance, which seeks to support the education of young women around the world. She made the announcement on The Today Show in honor of the International Day of the Girl. The initiative will offer training, networking opportunities, technical support, and financial aid for girls in need. In her announcement, she vocalized the long-term significance of female education: “When you educate a girl, you educate a family, a community, a country.”

For Further Reading

Take a look at the reading guide formulated by the Global Girls Alliance, which features books written to empower women around the world.

Discussion Question

In your experience, how crucial a role has education played in your life? What are some of the most important benefits of female education?

Action Item:

Browse through the Global Girls Alliance website to learn about what the organization does, take quizzes, and see how you can help their cause.

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