Michelle Obama Visits Liberia with Sasha, Malia, and Mom to Promote Girls’ Education
First Lady Michelle Obama is continuing her work on raising awareness for education for girls, traveling to Liberia with her mom and daughters Malia, 17, and Sasha, 15, for the first leg on a three-part Let Girls Learn trip that also includes Morocco and Spain.
President Obama and the First Lady launched the Let Girls Learn initiative last March, and now the United States Agency for International Development is contributing $27 million towards the program in Liberia in connection with Michelle's work there.
The mom of two took to Instagram Monday evening to share inspiring photos and videos from her visit.
"You don't have to be somebody different to be important. You're important in your own right," the First Lady captioned one shot that shows her embracing a little girl dressed in a bright purple dress and head scarf.
In another image, a young woman in a classroom stands and addresses Mrs. Obama, who wears a floral-print Marni dress, and a group of women, telling her, "If we are educated, the nation will be educated."
A video on FLOTUS's Instagram account recaps a few scenes from Libera and teases her Tuesday visit to Marrakesh, Morocco, where she will meet with many girls, the majority who are the first in their family to attend high school.
Watch the clip above.