continue a signature girls education initiative championed by former
first lady Michelle Obama.
to an internal memo, the “Let Girls Learn” program, which she started
in 2015 to facilitate educational opportunities for adolescent girls in
developing countries, will cease operation immediately. While aspects of
the initiative’s programming will continue, employees have been told to
stop using the “Let Girls Learn” name and also that as a program
unto itself, “Let Girls Learn” was ending.
email sent to Peace Corps employees this week by the agency’s acting
director Sheila Crowley reads,
‘Moving forward, we will not continue to
use the ‘Let Girls Learn’ brand or maintain a stand-alone program. The
program provided a platform to showcase Peace Corps’ strength in
community development, shining a bright light on the work of our
Volunteers all over the world. We are so proud of what ‘Let Girls Learn’
accomplished and we have all of you to thank for this success’.