- Michelle Obama: We have global girls' education crisis, with more than 62 million not in school
- 'Let Girls Learn' initiative will support girls' education efforts in Liberia and Morocco, she says
Michelle Obama is the first lady of the United States. The opinions expressed in this commentary, which was originally published in July 2016, are hers. Watch "We Will Rise: Michelle Obama's Mission to Educate Girls Around the World" on CNN International October 11 and CNN on October 12.
(CNN)Raphina Feelee lives in Liberia, where the average family gets by on less than two dollars a day, and many families simply can't afford to educate their daughters. Teen pregnancy rates are high, and pregnant girls are often discouraged from attending school.