GIRLS GET INCREASED SUPPORT FOR EDUCATION WORLWIDE

Jun 20, 2014

By Michael Kramer

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Dozens of actors and athletes are joining a U.S. government effort to support girls’ education worldwide.

Jennifer Garner, Susan Sarandon, Anne Hathaway and Tyler Perry are among the stars speaking out – about the importance of education for girls around the world.

Their message is carried in an online video premiering today for the new “Let Girls Learn” initiative.

The U.S. Agency for International Development is contributing $201 million for  education programs – to  help provide safe learning opportunities for girls in a number of countries including Nigeria, Afghanistan, Jordan and Guatemala.

The new video follows the recent kidnapping of hundreds of schoolgirls in Nigeria and the Taliban’s attempted assassination of Pakistani schoolgirl and activist Malala Yousafzai in 2012.

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