Hillary Clinton, others support Michelle Obama on #LetGirlsLearn campaign on Twitter

World influencers have joined the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, in her Let Girls Learn global campaign seeking to ensure that girls have access to education world over.

World influencers have joined the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, in her Let Girls Learn global campaign seeking to ensure that girls have access to education world over.

Obama had at an event hosted by Glamour magazine at Harlem’s Apollo Theater on the 29th of September said getting girls educated is the key to solving many of the world’s ills.

Noting that there are 62 million girls worldwide who are unable to go to school, the First Lady said she would make it her life duty to provide the same opportunities enjoyed by herself and her children to these out-of-school girls.

"When I think about those 62 million girls that aren’t in school, I think about myself. I think about my daughters," Obama said.

"So I think it’s imperative and it is a part of my passion and my mission to make sure that every girl on the planet has the same opportunity that I’ve had, that my daughters have."

World leaders and influencers have joined the global campaign on Twitter.

The list includes American politician who served as the 67th United States Secretary of State Under Obama, Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton; the US Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Evan Maureen Ryan;  singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor, Usher Terry Raymond IV; Mexican and American film actress, director, and producer, Salma Hayek Pinault; UNICEF; actor Michael Bakari Jordan; American actress Kerry Marisa Washington; former World No. 1 professional tennis player Billie Jean King and many others.

The Let Girls Learn campaign, launched by the First Lady and her husband, promotes projects that encourage girl education by tacking socio-economic forces keeping girls out of school, including teen pregnancy, early marriage, economic pressures and negative cultural perception of female education.

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