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First Lady Michelle Obama Says Let Girls Learn
U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to Peace Corps volunteers and female students in Siem Reap, Cambodia during her five-day trip to Asia to promote the Let Girls Learn initiative. This program, which will be overseen by the U.S. Peace Corps, encourages girls in developing countries to stay in school and to use their voices to affect change within their families, their communities and their countries. As the First Lady noted, young women can learn from Peace Corps volunteers what it means to be powerful, passionate, educated young women who are treated with dignity, equality and respect by the men in their lives.
Let Girls Learn brings together Peace Corps volunteers, community leaders, parents and girls to empower and enable young women to succeed. In addition to Cambodia, other participating nations include Albania, Benin, Burkina Faso, Georgia, Ghana, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Togo, and Uganda.
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