First Lady Michelle Obama received a warm reception when she stopped by an all-girl school during her visit to London. Not only did she give a powerful speech to the students, but she also had no issue warmly embracing the girls. So sweet!
Michelle Obama, 51, made quite the impact when she stopped by Mulberry School for Girls, in Tower Hamlets, London, to promote her Let Girls Learn initiative movement. The First Lady spoke to a packed audience of hundreds of girls on June 16 and told them be smart about the world around them.
Mrs. Obama received a warm reception when she paid a visit to the Mulberry School for Girls in Tower Hamlets in East London. While there, she greeted students with warm hugs, gave a very insightful speech and had no problem answering questions from the girls.
One girl, Nusrath Hassan, 17, was able to escort Mrs. Obama into the school and told The Telegraph, “Michelle Obama was amazing. The first thing she did was hugged me. I wasn’t expecting a hug. That shows the kind of warmth and passion she has for women’s education.”
As for Michelle’s speech, that too left a lasting impression on the students.
“Resilience and the ability to overcome obstacles is success. Take those challenges you are facing and own them,” Michelle told the girls, according to the UK outlet. “With every challenge you overcome, you are becoming better. Don’t just be book-smart, be smart about the world – know your community, know your politics.”
Wearing a stunning printed dress, Mrs. Obama went on to say, “You have to be informed and engaged all the time – not just when you think it is interesting or cool. As young women we have to be interested in politics.You have to think about your whole education.”
The First Lady also addressed the power of social media. She told the students, “Instead of Tweeting what you had for lunch, why don’t you tweet what you learned at school and share it with girls around the world.”
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— Brittany King