During a live taping on the Today show celebrating "International Day of the Girl," former First Lady, Michelle Obama announced the launching of "Global Girls Alliance," a philanthropic initiative to empower and educate girls worldwide.
"Seeking to empower adolescent girls around the world through education."
The Global Girls Alliance purpose is to structure and support over 1,500 organizations in contending and minimizing challenging issues girls encounter in their communities. Which affects their education.
"We want to lift up the grassroots leaders in communities all over the world who are clearing away the hurdles that too many girls face."
The initiative will factor social fundraising to assist girls.
"When you educate a girl, you educate a family, a community, a country."
During her announcement, Michelle Obama continued, to express the importance of educating girls and how imperative it is.
"It makes no sense that girls and women are not getting educated, that they’re not in school. If we care about climate change, if we care about poverty, if we care about maternal child health, then we have to care about education."
Relating as a mom with two girls, pertaining to the hosts of Today's show Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie who also mothered girls, Michelle Obama conveyed about the passion that exist in girls, and bringing it out through education and network.
"You know even now at this young age that there is something burning in them that is dying to get out. Well, that is true for millions of girls around the country and they are battling through misperceptions, violence, stigma to get their way into a classroom. And many of them don’t have access to a classroom, so we want to play a role in building an alliance of young people who are out there doing the work on the ground. And we want to give them an opportunity to network with one another because working on these issues out in the world can be lonely."
The Global Girls Alliance initiative is part of the The Obama Foundation humanitarianism effort to create a better world.
In launching the program partnering with GoFundMe, Michelle Obama showcased a video presenting Global Girls Alliance featuring herself and four girls representing different parts of the world. Soundtrack by Aretha Franklin's 'Think.'
Michelle Obama maintained her leadership role and voice, to make a difference with woman issues, education as a whole and politics with voters registration. With this announcement, Michelle Obama is gearing up for abook tour to promote her new memoir "Becoming."
Check out the footage of Michelle Obama's Global Girls Alliance announcement below.