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Girls Opportunity Alliance Stories

Learn more about how the Girls Opportunity Alliance is working to empower and educate girls around the world.

Obama Foundation’s Girls Opportunity Alliance announces $500,000 Commitment to Empower Girls in Chicago

Find out how 14 organizations will expand their programing and impact.

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  • Community Engagement
  • Education

Discover how Ladies of Virtue is transforming lives through mentorship and leadership

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There are three women on the right side of the image and three women on the left side of the image. In the center of the image, Michelle Obama is hugging a woman and facing the camera. Michelle Obama has curly hair and is wearing several rings. The woman she is hugging is facing opposite the camera – we cannot see her face – she has short curly hair and is wearing a beige sweater and black pants. In the background, several women with a range of light to deep skin tones and ages speak to one another. On the wall of the room is a poster that reads, “Girls Opportunity Alliance.” The poster has a border with short perpendicular lines in pink and light blue with a dark blue background.
  • Equality
  • Global Reach

Meet five women making a difference with the help of the Girls Opportunity Alliance

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Ancela Ortiz holds her young daughters hand with pastures in the background.
  • Programs
  • Stories

This Mother's Day, send your mom or the woman who raised you a card designed by the Girls Opportunity Alliance!

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This picture shows a man and a woman with medium skin tones crouching
behind a tree outside, with a pink bicycle behind them.
  • Education
  • Asia-Pacific

Read Hay’s story from Vietnam.

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A young woman with a medium-deep skin tone and long black and brown hair,
 is shown in a school classroom holding multiple books.
  • Education
  • Asia-Pacific

Read Kiran’s story from India.

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A young fairly sized women with deep skin, a small high top curly fro, and a small earing on her left ear holds a soccer ball. She is wearing a red addidas shirt, black adidas pants, and pick purple shoes. The setting is a rocky dirt field with short purple cones on the ground. A few deeper toned young girls with young hair to the side cut out by the frame. There is a rusted goal also cut out on the same side behind them.
  • Leaders
  • Africa

Thuba’s story

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A woman with medium-deep skin, long hair, eye shadow, and red lipstick lightly smiles. She has a camo military shirt on, a belt and jeans on. The setting is a classroom in ok condition.
  • Education
  • Asia-Pacific

Laxmi’s story

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In this picture a lady with a deep skin tone wearing a teal shirt and a light blue 
dress with flower patterns is shown sitting on a tree stump.
  • Equality
  • Watch

Rebecca’s story

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In this picture, a man and a woman with a deep skin tone are shown in white lab 
shirts. The woman faces the camera while the man doesn't.
  • Education
  • Watch

Watch Diana’s story from Malawi.

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  • Take Action
  • Equality

Through our work with the Girls Opportunity Alliance, we are committed to supporting girls to have access to the education they need. We hope you'll take action to support them however you can.

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A group of women with medium skin tones sits in a circle on the ground while books lay in front of them
  • Take Action
  • Equality

Learn about organizations in the Girls Opportunity Alliance community that are helping girls in India to keep learning safely during the pandemic.

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A man with a deep skin tone wearing sunglasses and a white tee kisses the forehead of a young girl with a deep medium skin tone in a blue and white dress outdoors
  • Changemakers
  • Global Reach

This Father’s Day, meet dads around the world from the Girls Opportunity Alliance community who are supporting their daughters’ education and dreams.

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Mrs. Obama faces a group of excited young girls wearing white robes with their hands above their heads in joy.
  • Michelle Obama
  • Watch

See how Mrs. Obama is encouraging members of the Girls Opportunity Alliance Network to continue their critical work to ensure every girl gets the education she deserves during the COVID-pandemic, then watch her inspiring remarks from this year's Girl Up Le

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  • Watch
  • Michelle Obama

In honor of International Women's Day, Mrs. Obama shared the note below with our email subscribers

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Michelle Obama raises her arms up with four young girls. All are have different ethnicities and have a range of light to deep skin tones.
  • Michelle Obama
  • Youth

Mrs. Obama shared this message below to celebrate the International Day of the Girl and to announce some special news to mark the one year anniversary of the Girls Opportunity Alliance.

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A woman with a light skin tone walks her young daughter to school.
  • Education
  • Youth

Earlier today, Tiffany Drake, Executive Director of the Girls Opportunity Alliance, sent the message below to our email list in honor of her daughter’s first day of school and to lift up the importance of education for girls around the world.

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A group of woman with medium skin tones write on paper in a classroom with wooden tables.
  • Education
  • Equality

As we continue our daily work to drive global attention, awareness, and action around adolescent girls’ education, we wanted to share that we have updated this initiative’s name to the Girls Opportunity Alliance.

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  • Programs
  • Stories

Learn more about how the Girls Opportunity Alliance is working to empower and educate girls around the world

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