In March 2015, the President and First Lady Michelle Obama launched Let Girls Learn, a United States government initiative to ensure adolescent girls get the education they deserve. Around the world, girls face complex physical, cultural, and financial barriers in accessing education. Yet educating girls can transform lives, families, communities, and entire countries. When girls are educated, they lead healthier and more productive lives. They gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to break the cycle of poverty and help strengthen their societies. Unfortunately today, more than 62 million girls around the world are not in school—half of whom are adolescents.
-- Watch First Lady Michelle Obama on Girls' Education