Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Girl Scouts Help Shine a Light on Global Girls’ Education

Yesterday, nearly 100 Girl Scouts from Greater New York attended Broadway Shines a Light on Global Girls’ Education, a program about girls’ empowerment worldwide, with performances from the female-focused casts of Broadway’s hit shows, including Beautiful, Waitress, Wicked, and The Color Purple.

As the largest, most successful girl leadership development organization in the world, we know that when girls thrive, the world does too. So naturally, Girl Scouts were excited to attend this incredible event and support First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiative, #LetGirlsLearn to raise awareness about the importance of girls’ education around the world.

The Broadway spectacle brought supporters of the #LetGirlsLearn initiative together to help girls attain a quality education that empowers them to reach their full potential. The star-studded event, emceed by comedian and late-night television host Stephen Colbert, kicked off with a performance by the cast of Beautiful.

Soon after, the First Lady took to the stage to welcome attendees and tell why she’s personally vested in addressing the challenges girls all over the world face in attaining a quality education.

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan and the First Lady of Malawi, Dr. Gertrude Mutharika, then took the stage to share their support of #LetGirlsLearn and to introduce three amazing young women who are already making a difference for girls in their countries—Noor Abu Ghazaleh of Jordan, Summyka Qadir of Pakistan, and Halima Robert of Malawi.

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