#LetGirlsLearn Launches – and the National Peace Corps Association is There! | National Peace Corps Association: “It’s not every day that the National Peace Corps Association gets a shout out from the First Lady, but yesterday the Peace Corps community was the center of White House attention for the launch of Let Girls Learn, a powerful new collaboration to expand access to education for girls around the world.
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) in particular know firsthand how educating a girl can trigger a positive ripple effect that lasts a lifetime – and how lack of educational opportunity cripples communities. ‘Girls education’ isn’t an abstract concept; we can put names on faces, point to places on a map.
NPCA President Glenn Blumhorst and Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet at the White House for the announcement.
Over the years our RPCV member groups have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for projects in support of girls education, and countless RPCVs have started nonprofits or have worked individually in ways large and small to improve the life chances of girls around the world.”