Michelle Obama Skyped London School Girls To Give An Empowering Speech On Education

'Do not be afraid to fail.'


Michelle Obama continued her mission to empower young girls around the world on Tuesday.

'Making sure that girls around the world who are just as bright, just as able as me, have the same opportunities to take their education seriously, to have access, has become a mission that I take very seriously​'


The First Lady, who launched the Let Girls Learn initiative in 2015, gave an empowering speech from Washington DC, which was broadcast live via Skype to schools in the US as well as Jordan, Peru, Tanzania, and the UK.

Mulberry School for Girls in East London's Tower Hamlets was one of the lucky schools invited to be part of the event, which took place on International Day of the Girl, reports the Evening Standard.


'This is something that means a great deal,' she added. 'We can't afford not to educate girls and give women the power and the access that they need so we're going to keep working hard.'

Thanks to the Let Girls Learn campaign, the First Lady said the U.K., South Korea and Japan have collectively pledged £489 million to support education programs, and this is something she will continue to support long after she leaves the White House with President Obama.

As well as highlighting the importance of taking education seriously, the First Lady encouraged the girls to make the most of their access to technology, including social media.

'We have all this technology, all these tools,' she said, reports Glamour. 'Use them. Use them to educate yourselves and reach out to girls around the world. Don't just Snapchat what you're eating; use that tool to impart knowledge, to share wisdom, to share your story and spread the word.'

Of course, Mrs Obama couldn't give her speech without sharing a few words of wisdom.

When talking about the advice she gives her teenage daughters every day, she said 'Do not be afraid to fail."'

Another reminder that the First Lady is also one of the world's greatest role models.

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