Empowering Leaders


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Increasing the Impact of Peace Corps Volunteers

As part of the U.S. government’s commitment to Let Girls Learn, First Lady Michelle Obama and the Peace Corps have formed a powerful collaboration to expand access to education and lifelong learning for girls around the world. Educating girls and increasing their participation in civic and economic systems is essential to healthy and thriving communities. However, today there are 62 million school-aged girls who are not in school.

Let Girls Learn addresses this disparity by empowering local leaders to put in place lasting solutions to address barriers to girls’ education and achievement. The Peace Corps’ Let Girls Learn program addresses barriers to girls’ education by empowering local leaders in communities around the globe to put in place lasting solutions. Peace Corps Volunteers, who live and work at the grassroots level, collaborate with girls, counterparts and community members, serving as catalysts of community-led change.

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LGL in Madagascar

On January 21, Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet traveled to a remote town in the eastern region of Madagascar to launch the Peace Corps’ Let Girls Learn Program.

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