(By: James Butty)
WASHINGTON — Twenty-two Liberian girls are in Washington, D.C., as part of the U.S. government’s “Let Girls Learn” initiative. Their trip is a follow-up to first lady Michelle Obama’s visit to Liberia and Morocco in June to highlight girls’ education and U.S. support.
During their week-long stay in Washington, the girls visited the newly opened National Museum of African American History. The girls also attended workshops and visited the White House to watch the screening of a CNN documentary about girls’ education: “We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World.”
During a luncheon at the Liberian Embassy in Washington, the girls talked about some of the challenges they face in trying to receive an education.
SOURCE: VOA News Online