Michelle Obama visited Liberia yesterday with daughters Sasha and Malia. Her trip is part of a three-nation tour, with stops in Morocco and Spain, to promote the “Let Girls Learn” initiative.
“This trip will allow the first lady to reach directly to publics of three important U.S. partners and talk about an issue that is important to all of us: The education of girls, and the empowerment of women and girls more broadly,” Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser, said Friday.
The First Lady began her trip by visiting with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. She also shared a short video, featuring young girls who are currently not attending to school. The West African nation, which recently battled an Ebola epidemic, saw a sharp decline in the amount of girls attending school as a result of the national health crisis.
— The First Lady (@FLOTUS) June 27, 2016
Early this morning, Obama landed in Morocco, where she will be joined by Meryl Streep Freida Pinto, as part of a panel discussion.
On Wednesday, she will head to Spain, where she will deliver a speech about the importance of educating girls.
The first lady’s various trips are being filmed as part of a documentary which will focus on girls all over the world, who have endured hardships in order to be to attend school.