HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), welcomed the First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama to Qatar Foundation on Tuesday.
HH Sheikha Moza and the US First Lady discussed ways to help more children - particularly adolescent girls - in communities across the globe make that critical transition from primary to secondary education.
They also explored potential areas of collaboration between the Education Above All foundation, established by HH in 2012, and the First Lady’s initiative Let Girls Learn.
During the visit, Obama also met with HE Sheikha Hind bint Hamad al-Thani, QF Vice-Chairperson, and Engineer Saad Ebrahim al-Muhannadi, QF President. Obama was also given a tour of the QF Visitors Centre.
On Wednesday, Michelle Obama will deliver remarks at the 2015 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), addressing an audience of education leaders from the region and around the world about global girls’ education and the Let Girls Learn initiative.
At the opening ceremony of WISE, HH Sheikha Moza will speak on how education has come under attack, both regionally and globally.
She will also officially inaugurate the WISE Summit and announce the 2015 WISE Prize for Education Laureate.
Al-Muhannadi said: “We are honoured to welcome the First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama to Qatar Foundation and to provide her with an overview of our work.
“We are also pleased that the First Lady will be addressing the international education conference being held by WISE and we look forward to Mrs Obama’s keynote speech and her contribution and input on the important subject of the need for further investment in education.”
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