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A Public Service Announcement | Let Girls Learn – Peace Corps Uganda

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Posted September 26, 2015 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Public Service Annoucement ~ 1,640 views

     

The Peace Corps, in collaboration with First Lady Michelle Obama, is excited to be part of a new initiative to empower the education of girls around the globe. There are 62 million girls globally who do not have access to education. “These girls have diminished economic opportunities and are more vulnerable to HIV/AIDS,” according to an administration statement, “early and forced marriage, and other forms of violence.”

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The initiative, named “Let Girls Learn” takes a multi-pronged, goal-oriented approach to addressing the lack of education for young girls. The centerpiece of this initiative will be an expansion of the number of Peace Corps Volunteers focused on advancing girls’ education and empowerment in 11 countries: Albania, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Georgia, Ghana, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Togo, and Uganda.

Souce — PeaceCorps.gov


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