Michelle Obama Announces Global Girls Alliance
Speaking on NBC’s “Today” show as part of “International Day of the Girl” ceremonies, Former First Lady Michelle Obama announced The Obama Foundation’s program to empower girls through education. Not just in the U.S., but worldwide.
Called the “Global Girls Alliance,” this organization aims to support more than 1,500 grassroots organizations addressing the specific challenges girls encounter in their communities. “The evidence is clear,” Obama said. “Girls who attend secondary school earn higher salaries, have lower infant and maternal mortality rates, and are less likely to contract malaria and HIV.And studies have shown that educating girls isn’t just good for the girls, it’s good for all of us.”
Contribute to the Global Girls Alliance
Want to contribute to this worthy effort? In partnership with GoFundMe, The Alliance has created a new social fundraising platform at the Global Girls Alliance Website. Through this site, Obama wrote, “anyone, anywhere around the world, can support girls in places like India, Guatemala, or Uganda.”
While you’re at it, I encourage you to check out Malala Fund—whose pathfinding efforts seek “to give back to girls what poverty, war and discrimination tried to take away.” Malala Fund promotes education for girls throughout the world.
Remember: Girls everywhere need our help to build a brighter future and a more just world.You can be a part of the solution.
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