Her Highness 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 3 November 2015.
Michelle Obama 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 and the First Lady’s initiative Let Girls Learn.
During the visit the First Lady also met with Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, QF Vice-Chairperson and Saad Ebrahim Al Muhannadi, QF President and was also given a tour of the QF Visitors Centre.
Today (4 November 2015) 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.
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.