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09/12/2019 - 18:21

Mrs. Michelle Obama expects girls to study, work hard, overcome difficulties through education

On December 9, former US First Lady Michelle Obama, representing Girls Opportunity Alliance - under Obama Foundation paid a visit to Can Giuoc High School in Can Giuoc District, Long An Province.

Mrs. Michelle Obama shares the difficulties with the girls

Mrs. Michelle Obama shares the difficulties with the girls

Girls Opportunity Alliance is a creation of Obama Foundation aiming at supporting adolescent girls around the world. The program gives children the opportunity to realize and pursue their dreams through education, thereby it contributes to their families, communities and countries.

At the same time, the Girls Opportunity Alliance connects global citizens to work together and help educational institutions in each locality - where they understand the challenges that adolescent girls face and can propose the most feasible, long-term and sustainable solutions.

Michelle Obama listens to the story of the girls

Michelle Obama listens to the story of the girls

In Vietnam, Girls Opportunity Alliance is working with Room to Read - a non-profit organization to promote gender equality through education. Through life skills classes, counseling and close support from teachers, families and the community, the Education Support Program for girls helps them to finish high school as well as confidently decide their life. Joining in a life skills group, students learn to build and develop perseverance, critical thinking, communication skills, etc. These are important leadership skills so that girls can gain positive results even outside school.

Michelle Obama meets former female students

Michelle Obama meets former female students

Michelle Obama meets former female students

Michelle Obama meets former female students

On this occasion, at Can Giuoc High School, Ms. Obama met representatives of non-profit organizations specializing in supporting education for girls in Vietnam, discussing solutions to help and develop potential adolescent girls through education.

As part of the event, Ms. Obama and the delegation exchanged with the program's former members as well as the girls participating in the program and had the opportunity to learn life skills classes with girls.

Members of the delegation learned about improving education and encouraging girls to go to schools in Vietnam

Members of the delegation learned about improving education and encouraging girls to go to schools in Vietnam

After the visit to Vietnam, former President Obama and his wife will be in Malaysia, representing the Obama Foundation to speak at the opening ceremony of the Conference for Asia Pacific Leaders.

Mrs. Michelle Obama is eager to listen to the girls’ stories

Mrs. Michelle Obama is eager to listen to the girls’ stories

At the meeting with the girls, Michelle Obama was eager to listen to their stories. She said: "I understand that you are studying and working hard to overcome challenges that our peers in our country cannot yet understand. I believe you can overcome challenges because you are receiving support from organizations around the world who are interested in educational investment, and I hope this program will create many success stories from you so that you can be confident to have a voice in the family. You are the inspiration for me to work. I pledge to spend the rest of my life traveling around the world to tell about your own emotional stories. I would like you to focus on your study and work to overcome difficulties and challenges through education”./.

By Ngoc Thach – Translated by Duc Tam

Sourcehttp://baolongan.vn/ba-michelle-obama-mong-cac-nu-sinh-hoc-tap-lam-viec-cham-chi-vuot-qua-kho-khan-bang-con-duong-giao-a86767.html

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