Celebrating International Day of the Girl

October 11, 2016

Did you know that today is International Day of the Girl!

We wanted to share an except from Marrakech Confidential by former Peace Corps volunteer Brenda Garcia Jaramillo on big things happening for Moroccan young women and young women everywhere….

In honor of October 11th being International Day of the Girl, today CNN International will be presenting a special documentary “We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World”  The documentary will depict interviews and highlights of First Lady Michelle Obama, Meryl Streep, Freida Pinto, and CNN journalist Isha Sesay’s travels through Morocco and Liberia as part of her Let Girls Learn global initiative.  This week a delegation of Moroccan young women were invited by First Lady Michelle Obama to the U.S. to watch the premiere of “We Will Rise” in the White House tonight. Wow, wow, wow!!!

Let Girls Learn is Michelle Obama’s initiative with the U.S Peace Corps to bring awareness and change to the estimated 62 million girls around the world who do not have access to an education. In Morocco, enrollment is lowest among rural girls at only 26% attendance after age 11 compared to 79% of rural boys who continue to secondary school.

We hope you join us in watching this important documentary,“We Will Rise” at the times described below.

Tuesday October 11
6:00 am, 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm EST – Asia, Europe, Africa on CNN International

Wednesday October 12
9:00 pm EST– CNN U.S. and CNN International

Thursday October 13
12:00 am EST– CNN International

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FLOTUS is amazing!

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The lucky young ladies are being escorted to Washington by Project Soar field manager and Peace Corps Volunteer Olivia DiNucci and field coordinator Bouchra Laghssais

 

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