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Michelle Obama on Girl’s Education

“I want every girl on this planet to have the same kind of opportunities that I’ve had, and that my daughters having, to realize their potential and follow their dreams.”

On International Women’s Day, Michelle Obama shared her life experience and emphasized on girl’s education. Obama and her husband, former President Barack Obama, have been attempting to teach more young ladies around the globe since they launched the Let Girls Learn endeavor in 2015. The program unites a few universal associations to address the assortment of difficulties keeping young girls from getting an education. Her wise words as follows:

Growing up, my parents always had a clear message for my brother and me: There is nothing more important for your future than getting a good education. Nothing.

Even though neither of them had a college degree, they were determined to give us that opportunity. And let me tell you, my education changed everything for me — opening doors I never could have imagined and allowing me to pursue the career of my dreams.

For me, education meant freedom and empowerment; the chance to fulfill my potential and make my voice heard in the world. And it breaks my heart that today; there are millions of girls across the globe that doesn’t have the chance to attend school.

We know the kind of impact educating girls can have — not just for them and their families, but for their communities and their countries as well.

 

Michelle Obama at a Conference in 2016

That’s why, as First Lady, I started an initiative to help more girls worldwide attend school, and before I left the White House, I committed to working on this issue for the rest of my life.

I want every girl on this planet to have the same kind of opportunities that I’ve had, and that my daughters are having, to realize their potential and follow their dreams.

“When we give girls an education, it can help liberate them from that kind of life. Educated girls marry later, have lower rates of infant and maternal mortality, and are more likely to immunize their children and less likely to contract malaria and HIV. Studies also show that girls who are educated earn higher salaries, and sending more girls to school and into the workforce can boost an entire country’s GDP,” Obama said, in an interview to Refinery29.” So education can liberate individuals, families, and even nations.”

Want to learn more about how you can help educate girls around the world? Visit go.obama.org/iwd and follow @obamafoundation on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to get updates on the work the Foundation will be doing in the weeks and months to come.

Disclaimer: Michelle Obama’s quote has been taken from a feature published in Refinery29 website on March 8, 2018.

About Asma Rafat

Asma Rafat is an Independent Journalist based in New Delhi. Previously with The Free Press Journal and Channel NewsAsia. When not thinking about stories, she is busy reading Urdu poetry, watching movies or taking photographs. Find her on Twitter @asmarafat

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