▶️ Former first lady Michelle Obama, actress Julia Roberts and the daughter of former president George W. Bush, Jenna Bush Hager, toured a high school in rural Vietnam, Monday, December 9, urging a classroom of teenage girls to stay focused on their education.
👉 The promotion of girls’ schooling has been the cornerstone of Obama’s charitable work since her husband Barack Obama left office in 2017 after two terms as U.S. president.
“When you educate a girl you give them power and a voice and an opportunity to improve their lives and the lives of their family and the lives of their community,” Obama said at Can Giuoc high school in southern Long An province in the Mekong Delta.
Obama encouraged the girls to stay the course of schooling.
The Obamas have dedicated much of their time post-presidency to the non-profit Obama Foundation, which includes the Girls Opportunity Alliance initiative that Michelle promoted in Vietnam on Monday.
The former first lady announced last week a $500,000 donation to the Alliance’s work worldwide, money earned from merchandise sales related to her book.
She will travel next to Malaysia with her husband and Roberts to speak at an Obama Foundation Leaders event on Tuesday. (AFP)
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