Why Michelle Obama is visiting Vietnam


Michelle Obama & Julia Roberts

Former US first lady Michelle Obama and actress Julia Roberts visited Vietnam on Monday in support of girls’ education, state media reported.

Obama led a delegation of high-profile public figures and representatives of the Obama Foundation, including Roberts, Jenna Bush Hager (the daughter of former US President George W Bush), US-Vietnamese actress Lana Condor, Vietnamese actress Ngo Thanh Van and YouTube creator Liza Koshy.

Obama’s trip is part of the Obama Foundation’s Girls Opportunity Allowance, which aims to empower adolescent girls throughout the world.

The team visited Can Giuoc High School, located about 40 kilometres south of Ho Chi Minh City, to promote girls’ education, according to local newspaper VnExpress.

Obama hugged students and said girls are brave individuals who, despite facing numerous difficulties, manage to rise up and maintain personal autonomy.

She also listened to students’ stories and shared tips about how…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria