First Lady Michelle Obama in Japan Promoting Peace Corps "Let Girls Learn"
by Victor Beattie March 17, 2015 5:06 AM WASHINGTON- First Lady Michelle Obama embarks on a five-day Asia trip Wednesday to launch the Obama Administration’s initiative “Let Girls Learn,” promoting the education of millions of girls worldwide. Ahead of her stops in Japan and Cambodia, Obama and her husband said the inability of an estimated 62 million girls to attend school worldwide should be a foreign policy priority. The first lady wrote in The Wall Street Journal that the fact that tens of millions of girls are not being adequately educated is more than “a tragic waste of human potential. It is also a serious public health challenge, a drag on national economies, as well as global prosperity, and a threat to the security of countries around the world.” Obama said that as of 2012, every developing region had achieved, or was close to achieving, gender parity in primary education. . . .Read More
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