Home

Michelle Obama’s New Initiative Supports Girls All Around The World

By Nadia-Elysse Harris

Share

In honor of International Day of The Girl, former first lady Michelle Obama announced the Global Girls Alliance, an initiative that will help educate girls all around the world.

 

“We want to lift up the grassroots leaders in communities all over the world who are clearing away the hurdles that too many girls face,” Obama said in a statement. “Because the evidence is clear: educating girls isn’t just good for the girls, it’s good for all of us.”

 

This is the first program that she has launched through the Obama Foundation since she and her husband left office in 2016. The Global Girls Alliance has 1,400 members. The program seeks to empower girls and young women globally through education.

 

How will they do it? Well the Foundation worked with GoFundMe to create the Global Girls Alliance Fund where anyone can donate to support educators and community leaders on the ground in this mission.

 

In her live announcement on the TODAY show, Obama expressed why this initiative is so important.

 

“When you educate a girl, you educate a family, a community, a country,” she said.


 

For more on the Global Girls Alliance and how you can get involved, visit Obama.org/GlobalGirlsAlliance.

 

Share
Travel Noire

Nadia-Elysse Harris

Managing Editor

Want more?

Get exclusive, unpublished tips from Travel Noire's CEO to help you get off the beaten path, into the hearts of locals and onto a better, more cultured life.

The Latest On The Protests In Puerto Rico, And How It Can Affect Your Travel Plans

The Latest On The Protests In Puerto Rico, And How It Can Affect Your Travel Plans

Residents in and around San Juan, Puerto Rico have taken to the streets in hopes that it will force current Governor Ricardo Rossello out of office. The protests, which have been mostly peaceful, started last week as upwards of 500,000 people have been heard shouting each day, “Ricky, Renuncia!” (“Ricky, Resign!”) This is one of the largest […]

DeAnna Taylor

You Can Now Book A Night’s Stay In Oscar Mayer’s Wienermobile

You Can Now Book A Night’s Stay In Oscar Mayer’s Wienermobile

Hot dog lovers this accommodation is for you. Oscar Mayer, known for its trendy hotdog commercials from back in the day, will now let fans book a night inside of its famous hot dogs on wheels replica: The Wienermobile. “You know we had to go big for #NationalHotDogDay! So, we turned America’s favorite on wheels […]

Parker Diakite

Travel From Seattle To Portland In Less Than An Hour With This Ultra-High-Speed Rail

Travel From Seattle To Portland In Less Than An Hour With This Ultra-High-Speed Rail

According to a new report, ultra-high-speed ground transportation between Vancouver, B.C., Seattle, and Portland would allow passengers to travel between each city in less than an hour. The Governor of Washington, Jay Inslee, says the study’s findings “provide even greater confidence that ultra-high-speed ground transportation in the Pacific Northwest is worth the investment.” The Washington […]

Kelsey Marie / Portland, Washington, Vancouver