The Donald Trump administration is learned to be discontinuing the “Let Girls Learn” program of former first lady Michelle Obama that was started in 2015 with former president Barack Obama to facilitate educational opportunities for adolescent girls in developing countries.
Officials said the signature girls education program will cease operation immediately and employees have been informed to stop using the name.
Internal document obtained by CNN reads the administration will not continue with the Michele Obama initiative or even maintain a stand-along program.
The move coincided with the visit of agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue to an elementary school in suburban Virginia where she was set to announce changes to another initiative, healthy school lunches, which was spotlighted by Mrs. Obama.
During her visit to the Catoctin Elementary School in Leesburg the Trump’s agriculture secretary was set to unveil a rule change to provide regulatory flexibility for the National School Lunch Program.
The “Let Girls Learn” was primarily run at the Peace Corps and the United States Agency for International Development.
Obama’s chief of staff in the White House during the time President Obama, Tina Tchen, showed disappointment learning the end of a programme that had given a global recognition that conditions in developing nations can be improved by educating young women.