H H Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), yesterday met US First Lady Michelle Obama at her QF office. The meeting reviewed potential areas of collaboration between the Education Above All foundation, established by Sheikha Moza in 2012, and the US First Lady’s initiative Let Girls Learn
H H Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson, Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, welcomed US First Lady Michelle Obama at QF yesterday.
Sheikha Moza and Michelle discussed ways to help more children, particularly adolescent girls, in communities across the globe that make critical transition from primary to secondary education.
They also explored potential areas of collaboration between Education Above All foundation, established by Sheikha Moza in 2012, and Michelle’s initiative Let Girls Learn.
Michelle also met H E Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, QF Vice-Chairperson, and Engineer Saad Ebrahim Al Muhannadi, QF President. She was also given a tour of QF Visitors Centre.
Today, Michelle 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, Sheikha Moza will speak on how education has come under attack regionally and globally. She will also officially inaugurate the 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 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 her keynote speech and contribution and input on the important subject of the need for further investment in education,” he added.
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