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Obama Foundation launches initiative for girls' education

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Former USfirst lady Obama announced on Thursday a new initiative aimed at empowering adolescent girls around the world through education.

"An educated girl can lift up her family, her community, and her country," said Obama as she launched the program on behalf of the Chicago-based Obama Foundation, reported.

That's why I'm so proud that today the is launching the in support of adolescent girls' education around the world," she added.

The is teaming up with GoFundMe to create a fund-raising platform, encouraging people to take action in support of girls' education.

The platform will enable grassroots leaders to seek funding for projects that can break down the physical, cultural, and financial barriers that keep adolescent girls from getting an education and fulfilling their potential, says the on its website.

Five projects that will benefit girls' education in Uganda, Malawi, India, and are now open for donations.

Former US said on twitter that he hopes the Global Girls Alliance will be another great chapter in Michelle's effort to get girls the opportunities they deserve.



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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 03:26 IST