FLOTUS Travel Journal: Thanks for Following Our Trip to Africa

First Lady Michelle Obama Participates in a Google + Hangout in Johannesburg

First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a Google + Hangout on education at the Sci Bono Discovery Center in Johannesburg, South Africa, June 29, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

After seven amazing days, we’re finally back home. I hope you enjoyed following our journey, and I hope that you’ll be inspired to continue learning about Africa.

We visited only three of this continent’s countries on our trip, but there are so many more, each with its own rich history and culture. In each of these countries, there are young people just like you who are working hard to get an education and dreaming about their futures just like you are. And I have to tell you, after meeting so many of these young people this past week, and seeing how passionate, determined and talented they are, I feel more confident than ever before about our future. 

As these young people -- along with young people in the U.S. and around the world – step up to become the next generation of leaders, I’m convinced that you all will rise to the many challenges we face and move our countries and our world forward for generations to come.

Thank you again for joining me on this journey!

Michelle Obama is First Lady of the United States


The First Lady's Travel Journal from Africa

Kicking Off Our Trip to Africa
June 26, 2013 - Washington, D.C.

An Example to Follow
June 27, 2013 - Dakar, Senegal

Visiting Goree Island
June 27, 2013 - Goree Island, Senegal 

My Return to South Africa
June 28, 2013 - Johannesburg, South Africa

Connecting Continents
June 29, 2013 - Johannesburg, South Africa

Robben Island, an Experience We Will Never Forget
June 30, 2013 - Robben Island, South Africa

A Warm Welcome to Tanzania
July 1, 2013 - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Empowering Girls Through Education
July 2, 2013 - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


 

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