“Let Girls Learn” led me to meet some of the most incredible girls in the world

USAID partnered with Let Girls Learn to bring four brilliant young women from Pakistan, Malawi, and Jordan to New York to meet with First Lady Michelle Obama.
I was beyond honored to spend a few days with them at an event designed to bring attention to the issues young women face in trying to get an education.

As you might know, today is International Day of the Girl. While we aim to empower, uplift, and inspire girls every single day, today especially we’re taking some extra time to talk about ways we can help and do our part. One way in particular? Learn more about girls across the globe and their access (in many cases the lack thereof) to an education and the tools they need to be successful.

A couple of weeks ago I got the opportunity to travel with Let Girls Learn again. The first time I was able to go to Africa and meet girls learning life skills and getting leadership training thanks to Peace Corps volunteers in Liberia. This time, USAID partnered with Let Girls Learn to bring four fabulous and brilliant young women from Pakistan, Malawi, and Jordan to New York for two days to meet with First Lady Michelle Obama at an event designed to bring attention to the issues young women face in trying to get an education. I was beyond honored to meet and spend a few days with Noor, Halima,Summyka, and Deepa in the Big Apple

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Read more via “Let Girls Learn” UN trip with Michelle Obama & Stephen Colbert

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