#LetGirlsLearn -- A White House Initiative
In a collaboration with the U.S. government and First Lady Michelle Obama, the Peace Corps and NPCA committed to expanding access to education for girls around the world through the Let Girls Learn initiative. Let Girls Learn has three main aims: to empower local leaders to create solutions that increase the ability of girls to go to school and champion girls’ education, to work hand in hand with local communities to create change, and increase the impact of Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) during their service as they work to break down barriers to girls’ education and empowerment.
In its first year, Let Girls Learn launched in 11 countries: Albania, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Georgia, Ghana, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Togo, and Uganda. Over 82,000 girls and young women in more than 60 countries participated in clubs, camps, and activities led by PCVs in the last year. In the last two years, more than 400 PCVs, staff, and host country counterparts have been trained to respond to situations of gender-based bias and violence that might prevent girls from going to school.
How You Can Help
Spread the word!
Use #LetGirlsLearn on Facebook and Twitter, tweet @PeaceCorps and @FLOTUS, share pictures, and post on social media to get people involved. You can also donate to the Let Girls Learn fund here to support the initiative and future efforts.
The NPCA’s Girls' Education Fund supports Volunteers working to break down the barriers to girls’ education in their communities. Your tax-deductible contribution will help Volunteers improve education quality, expand education access and empower positive behavior change. Your support is essential to making a difference.