Michelle Obama is doing everything in her power to ensure that every single girl in the world has access to a quality education.
In honor of Sunday’s International Day of the Girl, FLOTUS opened up to HerCampus.com, a website catering to female college students, about her passion for education and how people can help her new initiative, Let Girls Learn.
“Growing up, my family didn’t have much money, and neither of my parents had a college degree, but they were determined to see me get the best education possible—and that education was everything for me,” Obama told the website. “It was the starting point for every opportunity I’ve had in my life. But so many girls never get that chance.”
She encouraged women to join her campaign using the hashtag #62MillionGirls—for the 62 million women around the world who don’t have access to schooling—and issued an important reminder to all students.
“If you ever face challenges at school and start to get frustrated, I want you to remind yourself that there are 62 million girls around the world who would give anything to be in your position.”
Visit 62milliongirls.com to learn more information on how you can lend a helping hand.