One day after traveling to Liberia with her mom and daughters Malia, 17, and Sasha, 15, for the first part of her multi-national Let Girls Learn trip, Michelle Obama touched down in Morocco on Tuesday to declare the nation the newest Peace Corps Let Girls Learn country.
The stylish First Lady greeted Princess Lalla Salma in a Proenza Schouler wrap dress, trailed by her stunning teenage daughters. Malia looked trendy in a navy jumpsuit layered over a striped long-sleeve top, while Sasha was elegant in a floaty high-low floral dress. Both girls paired their on-trend looks with subtle choker necklaces, bringing a youthful feel to their sophisticated outfits.
Upon arrival, Obama slipped into a high-neck multi-print dress and met with Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep for a conversation with local girls about the importance of secondary education. The First Lady documented the meeting on Snapchat, saying, “It is critical to the health of our nations” to invest in girls’ education.
Obama was also on-hand to announce the start of new programming in Morocco to address the barriers that prevent girls’ access to an education, including a nearly $100 million investment from Millennium Challenge Corporation. The money will benefit about 100,000 students and go toward mentoring programs, internships, after-school clubs, and more.
“I am so proud that the U.S. is working with the Moroccan Government to make these transformative new investments to educate and empower girls across Morocco–investments that will help these girls succeed in the workforce and fulfill their boundless promise,” she said in a statement.
We can’t wait to see more from this inspired First Lady when she continues onto Spain for the third leg of her trip. Keep scrolling for more Snapchats from her moving visit to Marrakesh.