Let Girls Learn Expands in Malawi

Let Girls Learn Expands in MalawiThe United States has announced an additional $25 million in funding for Let Girls Learn activities in Malawi and Tanzania.  Since the launch of the initiative by President and Mrs. Obama in 2015, the U.S. has invested over $600 million in Let Girls Learn programs in 13 countries across Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America.  In October of 2015, the U.S. launched the Let Girls Learn Challenge Fund, a $25 million investment, which takes a deliberate and innovative approach to bringing stakeholders together to collectively design and pilot new programs in Malawi and Tanzania. On October 12 the U.S. announced the selection of the apparent awardees, Save the Children in Malawi and World Education in Tanzania.  The programs will focus on mitigating the barriers to girls’ enrollment and retention in school, while addressing obstacles within the home, school, and community to expand the linkages between education, health, and the social welfare sectors. Learn more at: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/10/11/fact-sheet-let-girls-learn-comprehensive-investment-adolescent-girls