So Much for Supporting Women…Michelle Obamas’ ‘Let Girls Learn’ Is Ending
It’s become clear President Trump is making some serious changes and many of it includes undoing what the Obama administration did the last eight years. Besides Obamacare, the next thing on the chopping block is ending Michelle Obama’s Let Girls Learn education program.
This was announced via email from the Peace Corps acting director Sheila Crowley.
“Moving forward, we will not continue to use the Let Girls Learn brand or maintain a stand-alone program,” the email said.
Even though the Trump administration gave orders to stop the program, aspects of it will continue, but it will no longer be under that brand name.
Let Girls Learn was started in 2015 and its goal was to increase the educational opportunities for young girls in developing countries.
A spokesman for the Peace Corps said girls’ education remains a priority.
“The Peace Corps continue to prioritize girls’ education and empowerment programming. Girls’ education and empowerment has been a hallmark of our work over the past 56 years and we look forward to continuing those efforts with our interagency partners. We remain dedicated to the passionate work of our volunteers and staff to empower and educate girls in their communities.”
We hope the Let Girls Learn will be replaced with something else, albeit under a different name.