Michelle, Sasha and Malia Obama Begin a Tour of Africa
Michelle Obama is promoting her "Let Girls Learn" initiative.
Michelle Obama and her daughters are kicking off their summer with a heck of a travel schedule.
The Obama girls landed in Marrakech, Morocco, on Monday night as part of a six-day trip to promote education in Africa.
Upon arrival at the airport, King Mohammed VI’s wife Princess Lalla Selma greeted the first lady, Sasha and Malia after they spent the day in Liberia. There they spoke out about how teens should stay in school and fight for their education as part of the First Lady's "Let Girls Learn" initiative.
"This trip will allow the first lady to reach directly to publics of three important U.S. partners and talk about an issue that is important to all of us: The education of girls, and the empowerment of women and girls more broadly," Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser, said in a statement.
The trio will travel on Wednesday to Madrid, Spain, where they will be joined by Meryl Streep and Frida Pinto. They’ve been posting intimate peeks of their trip in effort to highlight the fact that 62 million girls around the world are not in school.