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First Lady focuses on girls' education

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 01:44

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama tells schoolgirls that education is key during a question and answer session at east London girls' school. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). STORY: As part of a two-day visit to London to promote global education for girls, U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama took questions from schoolgirls in east London on Tuesday (June 16). She was visiting Mulberry School For Girls in the deprived borough of Tower Hamlets and after an inspirational speech, Obama told the girls that their passion is what inspires her. "I just think about how much we are losing when we don't tap into that energy. That there is 62 million girls out there who are just as bright, just as impactful potentially, just as passionate, but who have no voice, no opportunity, no resources to develop into the young women you all will be," she said. Earlier on Tuesday Obama met with Prince Harry and the two discussed the importance of men and boys being part of her Let Girls Learn initiative. "We've got to send different messages about the importance of educating our girls. You know, our sons are important, we love men, we all do. They are useful, I have one in my life, I like him, but you know, we have to change the definition of what it means to invest in our young girls," said Obama. The First Lady was greeted like a rock star at Mulberry school, with pupils wildly cheering her. At the end of her question and answer session, she chatted to the youngsters, giving them plenty of hugs.

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First Lady focuses on girls' education

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 01:44