Earlier this week the White House announced that first lady Michelle Obama will be visiting Siem Reap on March 21-22 as part of the Let Girls Learn international education initiative. Run by USAID, the program will support the Peace Corps to address the obstacles that prevent adolescent girls from attending and completing school.
Yesterday, the US Embassy said the initiative will focus on the drastic rise of teenage pregnancy across Cambodia by teaching girls about reproductive and sexual health education “through innovative multi-media platforms” by expanding on current USAID programmes.
Additionally, the initiative will focus on health and nutrition, preventing gender-based violence and preventing early and forced marriage, the US Embassy said.
Michelle Obama will be the first sitting first lady to visit to Cambodia.