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Monday, June 27, 2016

#Africantour: Michelle, Sasha and Malia Obama to visit Liberia, Morocco, Spain

Michelle and her beautiful daughters Sasha and Malia are on trip to Africa.  The trio leave Sunday to promote Let Girls Learn initiative program launched by President Obama in 2015 to encourage developing countries to educate girls.

Their first stop is Liberia, where the first lady will meet with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and have a discussion with local teenage girls, moderated by "Slumdog Millionaire" actress Freida Pinto.
She is visiting a leadership camp for girls in Liberia to launch her latest Africa visit in a country still recovering from the recent Ebola epidemic that left thousands dead.

Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/news/article86157022.html#storylink=cpy

Actress Meryl Streep then will accompany Mrs. Obama in Marrakech, Morocco, on Tuesday for another conversation with adolescent girls. The North African country's rates for girls' education are well below regional averages, U.S. officials told reporters Friday, with a high dropout rate for girls after primary school.

In Madrid, the first lady on Thursday will speak about the Let Girls Learn initiative, launched by her and President Barack Obama last year to encourage developing nations to educate the more than 62 million girls worldwide who don't attend school.

The last part of the six-day trip will be in Spain, where FLOTUS will deliver a speech. The message she’s trying to get across is this: “You have the power, right now, to step up and be a champion for those 62 million girls who aren’t in school. You have everything you need right now to raise awareness about their stories and to support their efforts to get an education.”

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