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  • Girls Opportunity Alliance
  • Programs

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

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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.
  • Girls Opportunity Alliance
  • Equality

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

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The Obama "O" logo surrounded by a blue Greek "key" pattern, also known as a meander, with the words "Athens 2023" beneath it.
  • Event
  • Leaders

Get a look inside the week-long leadership and cultural experience.

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Leah Whitmoyer sorts olives with another woman with a medium skin tone and black hair on an olive farm in Taounate, Morocco. Three others stand in the background.
  • Sustainability
  • Voyagers

Voyager to tackle food and water insecurity during Summer Voyage

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President Obama sits at a table between two men and women with a range of skin tones and clothing styles. The President’s right arm is extended as he looks away from the camera.
  • Defending Democracy
  • Leaders

This week in Berlin, Germany, President Obama sat down with 18 alumni of our leadership programs from across Europe for a roundtable conversation about the importance of nurturing democracy.

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Mustika Wijaya stands with the Wekeke village chief and religious leader at the site of Solar Chapter’s pump installation. They are surrounded by rocks and construction.
  • Sustainability
  • Scholars

Obama Scholar creates clean water for rural Indonesians

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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.
  • Girls Opportunity Alliance
  • Education

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.
  • Girls Opportunity Alliance
  • Leaders

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.
  • Girls Opportunity Alliance
  • Education

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.
  • Girls Opportunity Alliance
  • Equality

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.
  • Girls Opportunity Alliance
  • Education

Watch Diana’s story from Malawi.

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A group of people carry bags and walk about three feet apart in a line. A cloudy blue sky can be seen behind them.
  • Take Action
  • Stories

The impact of Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has been devastating. And while the situation continues to escalate, so does the need for help—from emergency relief on the ground, to support for those fleeing to neighboring countries.

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In a gray suit and blue tie and a black mask, Rachid Ennassiri, leans to his left with President Obama nearby, leaning to the right. President Obama wears a black mask and has his arms crossed.
  • Sustainability
  • Barack Obama

After delivering remarks during COP26 in Glasgow, President Obama sat down with a group of emerging leaders from around the world who are doing their part to protect the planet. Check out what they discussed.

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  • Take Action
  • Girls Opportunity Alliance

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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Nedgine high fives students.
  • Take Action
  • Donate

We put together a list of organizations in Haiti doing their part to care for their communities and support recovery efforts. We hope you’ll take action today:

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President Barack Obama talks with the inaugural class of Obama Scholars during their program kickoff retreat in Chicago, IL on Tuesday August 28, 2018.
  • Leaders
  • Changemakers

On President Obama’s 60th birthday, get to know 60 changemakers in our network who are paving the way for a brighter future

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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
  • Girls Opportunity Alliance
  • Take Action

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
  • Girls Opportunity Alliance
  • Changemakers

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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Obama Foundation Meeting Ceremony
March 22nd, 2018.
Auckland - New Zealand
Pictures by Maxim Lemeshenko
  • Stories
  • Barack Obama

On Friday, March 23rd, President Obama met with a group of 20 Maori women from the Wahine Toa (Women Leaders) network in New Zealand

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President Obama greets Ganesh Muren at the roundtable conversation in Singapore on March 19, 2018.
  • Stories
  • Barack Obama

On Monday, March 19, President Obama met with a small group of emerging leaders from Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries to hear about the work they are doing in their communities

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Anshul Tewari founded Youth Ki Awaaz on stage with President Obama during the Obama Foundation's Town Hall in New Delhi, India with President Barack Obama and hundreds of young Indian leaders from across the country in New Delhi, India on Friday, December
  • Stories

On December 1, the Obama Foundation hosted a Town Hall with President Obama in New Delhi, bringing together nearly 300 young changemakers

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visit the main prayer hall during a tour of the Istiqlal Mosque with Grand Imam Ali Mustafa Yaqub in Jakarta, Indonesia, Nov. 10, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • Stories
  • Barack Obama

On July 1, President Obama met with young Indonesians and learned more about how they are making a positive difference in their communities – and how the Obama Foundation can help them and other global young leaders advance on their journey

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