First Lady Michelle Obama, currently traveling in Morocco with her daughters, announces $100m for education in Morocco:
First lady Michelle Obama is relying heavily on social media to tout an overseas trip tied to the Let Girls Learn campaign, which is aiming to get an estimated 62 million uneducated girls into school.
Obama started a Snapchat account with help from celebrities including James Corden of “The Late Late Show,” with whom she recently taped a “Carpool Karaoke” that will run at a future date.
She’s posting reports on her stops in Liberia, Morocco and Spain on hellogiggles.com, an online community for women. She referred in one report to the heartbreak of an 11- or 12-year-old girl told to forget her dreams and prepare to marry a man twice her age and have children.
Obama was in Liberia on Monday, and on Tuesday will begin a two-day swing through Morocco, where she will provide details of nearly $100 million in funding from the Millennium Challenge Corporation, a foreign-aid agency, to create a new model for secondary education, her aides said…[FULL STORY]