First Lady to Tap U.S. Students in Education Equity Campaign for Girls

Evie Blad
August 27, 2015

Michelle Obama wants to enlist students and teachers in U.S. classrooms to help promote educational equity for girls around the world. Peace Corps volunteers in 11 countries, ranging from Albania to Uganda, will complete projects designed by local communities to help tear down barriers that keep girls out of school. Globally, about 62 million girls are not in school because of sanitation, transportation, poverty, and other issues, according to the U.S. Agency for International Development.

In many parts of the world, there is not free education for everyone; chjildren have to pay to go to school, and a family that's poor will more likely use what money they have to send their son to school than to send their daughter to school. This initiative will help students grow up to be global citizens who value being connected and caring about other parts of the world that will carry with them into adulthood.


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