First lady: More foreign travel to promote girls’ education

First lady Michelle Obama speaks at the MORE Magazine's first-ever MORE Impact Awards Luncheon at the Newseum in Washington, Monday, June 29, 2015. Mrs. Obama spoke about the importance of expanding access to education for adolescent girls around the world. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama says she’ll do more foreign travel to promote education for girls in developing countries.

The first lady announced a new program earlier this year to help adolescent girls improve their lives by attending and staying in school.

She since has traveled to Japan, Cambodia and London to promote the initiative.

Mrs. Obama says the U.S. will continue to urge developed countries to join the effort. And when they join, she says “I’m going to hop on a plane and join them” to highlight the work.

The first lady says she’ll also visit developing countries to show how the program benefits girls and their communities.

She spoke Monday at an awards luncheon sponsored by the women’s magazine More.

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