#LetGirlsLearn: President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama Launch the “Let Girls Learn” Initiative
President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama champions a Government-Wide Approach To Empower Girls through Education worldwide.
“To educate a girl is to build a healthier family, a stronger community, and a brighter future. Unfortunately today, 62 million girls around the world are not in school. Half of them are adolescents.”
Because investing in the education of a girl will greatly impact her ability to up lift her family, contribute to her community and improve her life. This is precisely why President Barack Obama and First Lady, Michelle Obama has taken a strong position in championing the global efforts to help adolescent girls around the globe attend and finish their school through the Let Girls Learn initiative, “which will build upon the public engagement campaign by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) that launched last summer.”
This government-wide effort, Let Girls Learn, will leverage existing international investments and efforts to ensure the global primary education of adolescent girls to complete their education. The largest part of the Let Girls Learn initiative is meant to encourage and support community-led solutions to further reduce the barriers that prevents girls from completing their education.
“One such instance is adolescent girls with disabilities – the Global Connections for Women Foundation launched the Global Educational Fund for Disabled Girls – to ensure the success of the disabled girls in the City of Karamajiji, Nigeria.” “With the GC4W Karamajiji new school development project, we hope to raise $100,000 to be used for building new classrooms, providing a school bus, securing school supplies, uniforms, tables and chairs, as well as clean water supply – to further ensure the success of these girls.” – said Lilian O. Ajayi, Founder and Executive Director of Global Connections for Women Foundation.
“If we’re going to transform girls’ lives around the world, we need everyone—governments, organizations, community leaders, and individuals—to join us.”
The Global Connections for Women Foundation urge our supporters and readers to join President Barack Obama, the First Lady Michelle Obama, community leaders and organizations – who are at the forefront of ensuring that adolescent girls have access to education and are better able to complete their primary education.
Ongoing efforts for Let Girls Learn will focus on:
- Empowering the Next Generation of Girls Education Leaders & Building Capacity
- Engaging and Mobilizing the U.S. Public