Join Michelle Obama in Global Girls Alliance

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Celebrities are joining Michelle Obama and the Global Girls Alliance to stand up for girls’ education.

Today is International Day of the Girl. The former first launched the Global Girls Alliance to support and empower female education around the world.

‘An educated girl can lift up her family, her community and her country,’ Michelle Obama expresses.

Michelle Obama posted a short powerful video on her Instagram showing a singing group of girls of color. According to the video, when girls go to school, poverty does down. The GDP goes up, and families get stronger. Babies are born healthier and the world gets better.

The ending of Michelle walking alongside the girls was so powerful.

In the captions, Michelle expressed that, ‘there are more than 98 million adolescent girls around the world are not in school. I see myself in these girls. I see my daughters in these girls.

 

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Right now, more than 98 million adolescent girls around the world are not in school. I see myself in these girls. I see my daughters in these girls. I know a lot of you see yourselves and your families in them, too. That’s why today on the International #DayoftheGirl, the @ObamaFoundation is launching the @GlobalGirlsAlliance—a program to empower adolescent girls around the world through education. We believe that change happens from the ground up, so we’re working to support grassroots leaders and to spur action from people like you, all around the world. We can accomplish more together than we can on our own, so I hope you’ll join our alliance—because the future of our world is only as bright as our girls. #GlobalGirlsAlliance

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The goal of the program is to start now and shape the leaders of tomorrow.

Former President Barack Obama showed support for Michelle’s movement on Twitter

‘The Girls Alliance will be another great in her effort to get girls the opportunities they deserve,’ Barack wrote.

Celebrities from Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Alba, Julia Roberts, Natalie Portman, John Legend to David Beckham shared their support to the Global Girls Alliance. They pledge to stand for girls’ education.

Kendrick Lamar has announced on Twitter that he will be joining Michelle’s efforts to make sure the future is bright for our girls.