Trump Abolishes "Let Girls Learn" Programme

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Trump Abolishes "Let Girls Learn" Programme

Postby toucana on May 1st, 2017, 6:30 pm 

The White House has discontinued Michelle Obama’s signature “Let Girls Learn” initiative, effective immediately.

Internal documents obtained by CNN direct Peace Corps employees not to use the “Let Girls Learn” name or branding. While they may continue some “Let Girls Learn” projects, the Peace Corps will no longer maintain a stand-alone “Let Girls Learn” program.

The initiative, which focused on educating girls around the world, was run primarily by the Peace Corps and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Ms Obama launched the $250 million initiative in 2015 with the aim of using public and private partnerships to fund “new efforts to expand educational opportunities for girls – including in areas of conflict and crisis.”

In the two years since its formation, the program has invested at least $1 billion in programming in 50 different countries. Much of that funding came in the form of donations from more than 100 companies and 11 other nations – some of which gave up to $600 million.

Also on Monday, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue rolled back parts of Ms Obama’s other signature project, the National School Lunch Program. Republicans often complained about the “burdens” of the program, which required all school meals to meet Institute of Medicine nutritional guidelines.
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Re: Trump Abolishes "Let Girls Learn" Programme

Postby Forest_Dump on May 1st, 2017, 7:00 pm 

My guess is Trump will replace these programs with "Let the Taliban Teach Them" and Melania will launch her "Let Them Eat Cake" program.
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