Michelle Obama to visit Qatar, Jordan next week

Michelle Obama will visit Qatar and Jordan next week as part of her global education initiative, Let Girls Learn

Michelle Obama to visit Qatar, Jordan next week

The American First Lady will also visit US military service members stationed at Al Udeid Air Base in Doha as part of the Joining Forces initiative, the White House has announced.

In Doha, Obama will speak at the 2015 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), addressing an audience of education leaders from the region and around the world about global girls’ education and the Let Girls Learn initiative.

Since 2009, WISE has brought together leaders to explore concrete steps to improve education worldwide.

In Amman, Obama will visit a school constructed with US Agency for International Development (USAID) funding and technical support. She plans to meet with adolescent girls attending the school, deliver remarks and commend Jordan for its generosity and commitment to educating all children living within its ‎borders.

While in Jordan, Obama will also visit Petra, where she will highlight the country’s rich history and cultural heritage.

The First Lady will also participate in official meetings in both Doha and Amman during the week-long visit (November 1-7).

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