Nearly 62 million girls around the world — half of whom are adolescent — are not in school and therefore have diminished economic opportunities.
The U.S. President Barack Obama has stressed the need for educating adolescent girls around the world.
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have announced “Let Girls Learn,” a government initiative.
It aims to leverage investments made in global primary school education, and expand them to help adolescent girls complete their education and pursue their broader aspirations.
According to a White House communiqué, 62 million girls around the world — half of whom are adolescent — are not in school and therefore have diminished economic opportunities.
Yet when a girl receives quality education, she is more likely to earn a decent living, raise a healthy, educated family, and improve the quality of life for herself, her family, and her community.
That’s why the President and First Lady have made addressing this problem a priority because every girl has so much to offer to the world, and no girl should be denied her chance to learn, it was stated.
Here’s a Fact Sheet on the Let Girls Learn initiative.
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