Pakistan to get $70 mn aid for girl education: Michelle Obama

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michelle-kalsoom.jpg.image.784.410The US government  shall roll out suitable financial cushion to help the government of Pakistan attain girls quality in education. US First Lady Michelle Obama  while hosting an event called ‘Joint US-Pakistan Let Girls Learn’,  at the White House for Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s wife, Kalsoom Nawaz, said: “Building on Pakistan’s commitment to double education spending, the US will be investing $70 million to educate adolescent girls in Pakistan.”

Michelle said that with this funding, the United States will build more than a dozen new schools and rehabilitate hundreds of others.

“We are going to be setting up health screenings for thousands of girls to ensure they are getting the medical care they need. We will be funding skills-training programmes and college scholarships for girls,” she said.

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“And, taken together, these efforts will reach 200,000 girls in Pakistan,” Michelle said. “This investment, represents a major milestone for these girls and for Pakistan.”

“But I want to be clear that today’s announcement is actually part of a much bigger story about global girls’ education — a story that started last spring here, at least for us, at the White House when the President and I launched our new initiative called Let Girls Learn,” Michelle added.

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