Let Girls Learn

First Lady Michelle Obama has been visiting the UK to promote initiative Let Girls Learn.

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We are lucky that in the UK all children have a right to a free and comprehensive schooling education, however it is shocking to learn that 62 million girls around the world are not in school at all…

Mrs Obama told pupils at Mulberry School for Girls in Tower Hamlets, London, that the world needed “more girls like you to lead our parliaments, our courtrooms and universities”.

In her personal and emotional speech, she said “My parents told me every day I could do anything. I could grow up to be a doctor, a lawyer a scientist, whatever, but only if I worked as hard as I could to succeed in school.”

“With an education from this amazing school you all have everything, everything you need to rise above all of the noise and fulfil every last one of your dreams. And it is so important that you do that, not just for yourselves but for all of us. Because you all have a unique perspective, you have a unique voice to add to the conversation.”

When a girl receives a quality education, she is more likely to earn a decent living, raise a healthy, educated family, and improve the quality of life for herself, her family, and her community.  A World Bank study found that every year of secondary school education is correlated with an 18 percent increase in a girl’s future earning power – huge figures that Mojomums found extremely interesting…

Will you be encouraging your daughters (and sons) to stay on for further years education?  Our sister company Mojomums Jobs knows only too well how hard it can be for women to ‘have it all’ in this day and age, do you think that a few additional years of learning will help your children with their future?  Or will you be encouraging them to head into the work place sooner rather than later, to gain on-the-job experience…?  Over to you Mojomums…

 

Click here to read Mojomums Amanda’s thoughts and opinions about schools in her local area.

Let Girls Learn will support community-generated and community-led girls’ education projects worldwide.

 

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