President and First Lady Obama have brought the concept of “No Child Left Behind” to the international stage. The First Family recently shared their desire to ensure that no girl in the world is denied the opportunity to obtain an education.
“We’re making it clear to any country that’s our partner or wants to be our partner that they need to get serious about increasing the number of girls in school,” said President Obama during a recent press conference in which he introduced his ‘Let Girls Learn’ initiative. The plan will seek to decrease the learning gap between boys and girls in other countries by stressing the importance of women receiving equal opportunities in education.
First Lady Obama was especially grateful for the new strategy as she told media, “I see myself in these girls. I see our daughters in these girls.” She is currently planning to visit Japan and meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s wife “who also shares our passion for girls’ education and is eager to partner with us in this work.”
President and First Lady Obama have two daughters named Sasha and Malia. Sasha, the youngest of the two, will celebrate her fourteenth birthday on June 10, 2015. Malia will turn 17-years-old in July.