Source: Cuban News Agency
March 21 2016
US First Lady Michelle Obama had a meeting this Monday morning with 10 young Cuban students where she learnt about educational experiences in Cuba, as part of the official visit to Cuba of President Barack Obama.
Two female students of the Saul Delgado senior high school, and others from the University of Havana, and the Higher Institute of Arts, answered questions raised by the First Lady.
The meeting was held at the Factory of Cuban Art cultural complex in the neighborhood of Vedado, in the center of the city, coinciding with the first anniversary of Miss Obama´s Let Girls Learn initiative that aims at bringing education to over 60 million girls from all over the world.
Learning from Cuba’s experience
This campaign seeks to provide education to girls that cannot otherwise have access to education due to cultural, religious or race barriers. That initiative is something Cuba already implemented years ago, where all girls go to school free of charge without any regard to race, place of living, handicap or even if they are hospitalized.
Michelle spoke on the importance she gives education of girls and learnt about what Cuba has achieved on this regard, where the state, since the triumph of the Revolution guaranteed them full access to every aspect of life.
The young ladies told her about their experiences and their possibilities, while the First Lady wanted to know more about artistic education since early ages.