It’s been two years since our Forever First Lady left us at the White House and she continues to inspire us!
Her latest humanitarian initiative, the Global Girls Alliance, was launched on Wednesday on International Day of the Girl. Through it the former First Lady hopes to “create a fundraising destination where anyone can support grassroots leaders and their work for adolescent girls’ education.” According to the program, more than 98 million adolescent girls are not in school. The Global Girls Alliance is a program that’s apart of the Obama Foundation. The Alliance not only works to get girls in school but will also encourage them to be their own bosses.
“With the Global Girls Alliance, we’ll lift up the grassroots leaders in communities all over the world who are clearing away the hurdles that too many girls face,” she told CNN. “These are offering scholarships, launching mentorship programs, preparing girls to become entrepreneurs, and reaching out to parents so girls are supported not just at school, but at home as well.”
Dozens of celebrities and organizations are on board Mrs. Obama’s train of girl power!
Today on International #DayoftheGirl I’m proud to join @MichelleObama and the Global @GirlsAlliance to stand up for adolescent girls’ education – because the future of our world is only as bright as our girls. Join us: https://t.co/YZB5WAf3Gi. #GlobalGirlsAlliance pic.twitter.com/BjPIL0wWh0
— John Legend (@johnlegend) October 11, 2018
An educated girl can lift up her family, her community, and her country. That’s why I’m proud to join @MichelleObama and the Global @GirlsAlliance to stand up for adolescent girls’ education worldwide. Join us: https://t.co/dYjZIbnvsT. #GlobalGirlsAlliance
— Lupita Nyong’o (@Lupita_Nyongo) October 11, 2018
It’s official! Mrs Obama just asked these young women – CAMFED alumnae – to join her mission to #empower more girls through #education! Like us, she values their grassroots experience to tackle the world’s biggest problems. #GenderEquality #CAMAeffect #IDG2018 #DayOfTheGirlTODAY pic.twitter.com/OBfMiVB4nm
— CAMFED – Campaign for Female Education (@Camfed) October 11, 2018
Former president and hubby, Barack Obama, tweeted his admiration of his Queen’s latest project.
“I’m so proud of the work
@MichelleObama has done over the years to ensure adolescent girls have access to education, and I know that the @GirlsAlliance will be another great chapter in her effort to get girls the opportunities they deserve,” the former president said.
A working journalist, entrepreneur and founder of RoyalTee Enterprises. Born and raised in Tampa, Fla. The vision of RoyalTee was inspired in 2015 by Alexia’s ambitions to return to her passion for creative writing and publishing and create a platform to showcase the excellence of minority women across the country through professional, personal and social ventures.