Partner to Girls Rising, the campaign is part of the Let Girl’s Learn initiative, a government-wide effort meant to help adolescent girls shape their destiny, that Obama announced in March past year.
A star-studded jamboree and an impassioned plea to end poverty rocked the Great Lawn in Central Park as more than 60,000 fans gathered Saturday for the fourth-annual Global Citizen Festival.
Never mind the inaugural ball serenade, the national anthem sung on the Mall, the 50th birthday performance, or the letter Beyoncé wrote Obama thanking her for just being.
The night before, some of the world’s biggest superstars had joined together to advocate for the same goal.
The festival focused on plans to eradicate poverty globally by 2030. Later in the evening, she appeared at the festival in person with Beyonce. She also included quotations from Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, poet Maya Angelou and mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey in her performance. “And what’s important to know is that these are our girls”, Obama told the audience. It seeks to empower young girls through education, and improve their quality of life with it. The would be Michelle Obama.
In the video appearance, Obama asked supporters to post photos of themselves on Twitter and Instagram along with a message about what they learned in school using #62milliongirls. “It’s not that there is lack of money in this world… we have billions and trillions of dollars, but where the money goes is military, it’s things that are useless and that are not useful to society”.