First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama is planning to visit Africa in a bid to promote her girl child education initiative, ‘Let Girls Learn’.
Mrs Obama plans to visit Liberia and Morocco, the two African countries led by women, as well as the European country of Spain.
The White House announced that the trip will begin on the 27th of June and end on the 1st of July. The First Lady who would not be travelling alone will have her daughters, Malia and Sasha as well as her mother, Marian Robinson accompany her.
Not only will the First Lady have her daughters and mother on board, but award-winning actress Meryl Streep and Freida Pinto will be a part of the trip as well.
When in Liberia, the First Lady will visit the Peace Corps training facility in Kakata. Paying a particular visit to the girls and women in the empowerment camp.
Mrs Obama will also speak to a group of girls at a school in Unification Town, Liberia. President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf will be in attendance.
CNN’s Isha Sesay will join the First Lady and her entourage in Morocco for another talk with girls and young women. The visit will also highlight U.S’ commitments through the Millennium Challenge Corporation, an independent U.S. foreign aid agency, and USAID to help Moroccan girls attend and stay in school.
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The trip will be rounded up in Spain where the First Lady seeks to use her influence to ensure that the numerous girls out of school find their way back. Mrs Obama and her entourage will also pay the Queen of Spain, Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano a visit.
As the Obama administration slowly comes to an end, this could be the last foreign trip for Michelle Obama as First Lady of the United States.