Shehu Haruna reads a local newspaper with headlines declaring that the Military were alerted before the abducution of secondary school girls in Chibok, on a street in Abuja, Nigeria, Saturday, May 10, 2014. The weakness of the Nigerian armed forces was highlighted Friday in a report which said the military did not Nike Air Max 90 Premium Id
WASHINGTON Michelle Obama on Saturday decried the kidnapping of scores of Nigerian schoolgirls who have been missing for nearly a month and used their plight to speak out for the rights of girls everywhere to get an Nike Air Max 90 Neon Pink education. holiday honouring mothers, the first lady and mother of two daughters said that, like millions of people around the world, she and President Barack Obama are and heartbroken over the April 15 abduction of nearly 300 girls from their dormitory.
hope that any young people in America who take school for granted, any young people who are slacking off or thinking of dropping out, I hope they will learn the story of these girls and recommit themselves to their education, she said.
Day with address on plight of kidnapped Nigerian girls
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these girls, Barack and I see our own daughters, Mrs. Obama said in the five minute address, referring to Malia, 15, and Sasha, 12. see their hopes, their dreams, and we can only imagine the anguish their parents are feeling right now. said what happened more than three weeks ago in Nigeria was not an isolated incident, but story we see every day Nike Air Max 90 Ultra Se Blue
Mrs. Obama recently launched a domestic initiative called Higher to encourage kids to pursue education after high school.
More than 65 million girls worldwide do not attend school, even though educated women earn more money, have healthier families and provide a boost to their countries economies, the first lady noted.
education is truly a girl best chance for a bright future, not just for herself, but for her family and her nation, Mrs. Obama said. to take getting an education seriously.
In Saturday address, she asked Americans to pray for the Nigerian girls safe return.
respond to warnings that Boko Haram rebels were about to attack Chibok, the town where the young women were abducted from their school. Nigerian security forces had four hours notice about the April 15 attack by the rebels but did not react because of their fear of engaging the extremists, said Amnesty International, in a report citing multiple interviews with credible sources.(AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
unconscionable act was committed by a terrorist group determined to keep these girls from getting an education grown men attempting to snuff out the aspirations of young girls, the first lady said. us hold their families in our hearts during this very difficult time, and let us show just a fraction of their courage in fighting to give every girl on this planet the education that is her birthright. kidnapped girls and their thirst for learning were also mentioned in a commencement speech Mrs. Obama delivered Saturday at Dillard University in New Orleans.
as girls around the world risk their lives to pursue their ambitions. Obama mentioned Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who survived a gunshot to the head from a Taliban gunman as she travelled to school in 2012. Malala has become an outspoken advocate for the rights of all girls to get an education.
asked the girls to go home. Then they barricaded the boys (58) in a building and burned them alive.
She asked Americans to pray for their safe return and stressed the importance of education.
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