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Michelle Obama To Visit Cambodia To Promote Girls’ Education

Michelle Obama speaks about "mobilizing for children's rights, supporting local leaders and improving girls' education", Dec. 12, 2014, at the Brookings Institution in Washington.

First Lady Michelle Obama will visit Cambodia as part of a tour later this month to promote a Peace Corps initiative for the education of girls.

“In Cambodia, Mrs. Obama and Peace Corps Director Hessler-Radelet will see up close how community-driven solutions are changing girls’ lives, a key component of the Let Girls Learn Peace Corps program,” the White House said in a statement.

Cambodia is the first of 11 countries to be included in the initiative.

Obama will arrive in Siem Reap after visiting Tokyo and Kyoto from March 18 to March 20.