Michelle Obama kicked off a two-day visit to London on Tuesday with a tour of an inner city school as part of the U.S. First Lady’s drive to support education for girls around the world.
Obama arrived in London on Monday evening with her daughters Malia and Sasha and her mother Marian Robinson, and will later meet Queen Elizabeth’s grandson Prince Harry and Prime Minister David Cameron.
The First Lady will visit a school in east London, Mulberry School for Girls, where she will discuss her Let Girls Learn initiative which aims to reduce the number of girls who do not go to school in an effort to improve their financial stability, health and independence.
Writing in the Financial Times newspaper, Obama described the 62 million girls who do not attend school as suffering a heartbreaking injustice that deprives them of a chance to develop their potential.
“I intend to use my remaining time as First Lady — and beyond — to rally leaders across the globe to join us in this work,” she said.
“Because every girl, no matter where she lives, deserves the opportunity to develop the promise inside of her.”