In 2015, then-First Lady Michelle Obama founded the “Let Girls Learn” program, which was designed to promote the educational advancement of girls around the world.
The Trump Administration, although keeping some of the aspects to the program in their general activities, has now ended “Let Girls Learn.”
In an email sent to Peace Corps employees this week by the agency’s acting director Sheila Crowley and obtained by CNN, Crowley says:
“Moving forward, we will not continue to use the ‘Let Girls Learn’ brand or maintain a stand-alone program. ‘Let Girls Learn’ provided a platform to showcase Peace Corps’ strength in community development, shining a bright light on the work of our Volunteers all over the world.”
Is the Trump Administration seriously trying to screw things up that badly? Are they just trying to stir up public outcry or what? Do the members of Trump’s inner circle sit just around at night and think of what program they can just eliminate tomorrow?
Tina Tchen, a former White House Chief of Staff in the Obama era, commented of the situation as follows to CNN:
‘We felt it was important to have a branded campaign that drew attention to those issues, and we found that when we did it, we had extraordinary support. I think it’s unfortunate to not continue with the branded campaign. We think that this is an issue that has bipartisan support, it’s really not a Republican or Democratic issue.’