Trump Rids of Michelle Obama’s Education Campaign for Young Girls

Published On May 2, 2017 | By patrice | The latest posts

Our current President, former reality star Donald Trump is now going to put an end to Let Girls Learn, which is the former FLOTUS’s education program for girls in developing countries.

“Moving forward, we will not continue to use the Let Girls Learn brand or maintain a stand-alone program,” an email from Peace Corps acting director Sheila Crowley to employees reportedly reads, according to CNN. 

The Trump administration gave orders to cease this program as quickly as possible, according to an internal document that was obtained by CNN. Trump has made it his mission to end all vestiges of the Obamas’ initiatives.   

To be clear, however, there are aspects of Let Girls Learn that will continue, even though the brand name of the program will no longer stand.

Michelle, as well as her husband, former President Barack Obama, started this particular program back in 2015. Their aim was to increase the number of educational opportunities for young girls that currently reside in developing countries. 

“Let Girls Learn provided a platform to showcase Peace Corps’ strength in community development, shining a bright light on the work of our Volunteers all over the world,” Crowley continued. “We are so proud of what ‘Let Girls Learn’ accomplished and we have all of you to thank for this success.” 

The Peace Corps, as well as the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) primarily ran Let Girls Learn, which was an inter-governmental program. 

A Peace Corps spokesman told CNN just this past Monday that they are now planning to continue their efforts in hopes of allowing more girls to earn a better education, which was always the goal from the beginning.

“The Peace Corps continues to prioritize girls’ education and empowerment programming,” the spokesman said. “Girls’ education and empowerment has been a hallmark of our work over the past 56 years and we look forward to continuing those efforts with our interagency partners. We remain dedicated to the passionate work of our volunteers and staff to empower and educate girls in their communities.” 

Many media outlets have tried to contact the Peace Corps to receive comments, however, they still have yet to comment any further.

So, what are your thoughts on this news? Do you think Donald Trump is just being the political bully that we’d all expected? Or do you think he has plans to come back with a better program than before?

Comment below and tell me what you’re thinking.

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