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Siem Reap, Cambodia,

On Saturday, March 21, 2015, First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, joined by Mrs. Bun Rany, First Lady of Cambodia, visited with 10 girls in Room to Read’s Girls’ Education Program at a high school in Siem Reap, Cambodia, as part of Mrs. Obama’s tour to Japan and Cambodia to promote the White House’s recently launched “Let Girls Learn” initiative. Mrs. Obama chose to visit Room to Read’s Girls’ Education Program in Cambodia for its community-driven solutions that are changing girls' lives. The first ladies were addressed by several of the students who shared their personal stories of overcoming obstacles to education and posed questions on “Let Girls Learn”—a testament to the confidence and empowerment instilled in these girls through Room to Read’s program.

Starting with just 15 girls in 2001, today Room to Read’s Girls’ ...

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