First Lady Michelle Obama has written a powerful, poignant essay about the need for all girls around the world to have access to an education.
The First Lady has been a passionate advocate of girls’ education, and recently launched an initiative alongside President Obama called Let Girls Learn, which seeks to aid in providing educationAL resources for girls. The initiative will fund girls’ leadership camps, educate girls in conflict zones, and address poverty, HIV, and other issues that stop girls from attending school.
In an essay for The Atlantic posted on Monday, the First Lady wrote about the 62 million girls worldwide who are not in school, and why that needs to change. Mrs. Obama wrote that while “a failure to invest money in educating girls” is part of the problem, it’s also bigger than that:
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