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November 3, 2015

Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser Welcomes First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama to Qatar Foundation

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Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation (QF), welcomed the First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama to Qatar Foundation on Tuesday 3 November.
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Her Highness and the First Lady 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, established by Her Highness in 2012, and the First Lady’s initiative Let Girls Learn.

During the visit Mrs Obama also met with Her Excellency Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, QF Vice-Chairperson and Engineer Saad Ebrahim Al Muhannadi, QF President. Mrs Obama was also given a tour of the QF Visitors Centre.

On 4 November, Mrs. 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.

At the opening ceremony of WISE on Wednesday, Her Highness 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.

Qatar Foundation President Engineer Saad Ebrahim Al Muhannadi said: “We are honored to welcome the First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama to Qatar Foundation and to provide her with an overview of our work.”

“We are also pleased that the First Lady will be addressing the international education conference being held by WISE and we look forward to Mrs. Obama’s keynote speech and her contribution and input on the important subject of the need for further investment in education”, Eng Saad added.