Sunday, April 18, 2021

Michelle Obama to Star in YouTube Special About Global Education for Women [VIDEO]

*Michelle Obama will star in an upcoming  YouTube special in honor of International Women’s Day.

The former first lady will dish with YouTube creators Liza Koshy, Prajakta Koli and Thembe Mahlaba for Creators for Change on Girls’ Education, about the state of girls’ education around the world, PEOPLE reports.

Viewers will hear from female voices from Vietnam, India and Namibia — where the creators visit various educational programs supported by the Girls Opportunity Alliance.

“There is value and importance and absolute necessity for us to be investing in girls in the same way that we are investing in boys,” Obama says in the trailer, see above.

“As young leaders, you guys are going to be the change agents,” she tells Koshy, Koli and Mahlaba. “I’m going to be sitting in my wheelchair, ‘Look at them!’ “

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Happy #InternationalWomensDay! Today, I hope you’ll join me in celebrating women all over the world—and in renewing our commitment to empowering the next generation. We started the @GirlsOpportunityAlliance to support adolescent girls who face barriers to education so they can pursue their passions, fulfill their boundless potential, and make their voices heard. That’s why I’m thrilled that @LizaKoshy, @MostlySane, and @_Thembemathe visited Girls Opportunity Alliance programs around the world to see this important work in action. They’re sharing these stories, which showcase how education can transform girls’ lives and create a ripple effect for communities, in an upcoming special streaming on @YouTube Originals on March 17th. Click on the link in my bio to tune in and to empower girls around the world through education.

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Obama announced her involvement in the YouTube special in a Instagram post featuring a photo of the four women together (see above).

“Happy #InternationalWomensDay! Today, I hope you’ll join me in celebrating women all over the world—and in renewing our commitment to empowering the next generation,” she captioned the pic. “We started the @GirlsOpportunityAlliance to support adolescent girls who face barriers to education so they can pursue their passions, fulfill their boundless potential, and make their voices heard.”

“That’s why I’m thrilled that @LizaKoshy, @MostlySane, and @_Thembemathe visited Girls Opportunity Alliance programs around the world to see this important work in action,” Obama added. “They’re sharing these stories, which showcase how education can transform girls’ lives and create a ripple effect for communities, in an upcoming special streaming on @YouTubeOriginals on March 17th.”

The Creators for Change on Girls’ Education YouTube special drops March 17.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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