On Monday, the first lady — who brought along her daughters, Sasha, 15, and Malia, 17, and her mother, Marian Robinson — landed in Liberia. "This is the special girl-power unit of the Obama household," she said. "We left the president behind because he's a boy." The family was welcomed to the West African country with a red carpet and traditional dancers.
Following the announcement that the United States would be providing $27 million in aid for the expansion of the "Let Girls Learn" Peace Corps program in the country as well as a meeting with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first elected female head of state in Africa, the Obamas moved on to Morocco.
On the second leg of the first family's tour, they were met by actresses Frieda Pinto and Meryl Streep for a panel discussion moderated by CNN's Isha Sesay in Marrakesh and delivered even more money to help some of the 62 million girls worldwide who are lacking access to formal education.
The last part of the six-day trip will be in Spain, where Mrs. Obama will deliver a speech.
The message the first lady is trying to get across during this trip is: "You have the power, right now, to step up and be a champion for those 62 million girls who aren't in school. You have everything you need right now to raise awareness about their stories and to support their efforts to get an education." (Lauren Tuck/Yahoo Style)
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