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Michelle Obama

The former First Lady campaigns for access to education among other causes

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Updated: 13 November 2020
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Michelle Obama has always genuinely cared about people and their issues, and post-White House, the former First Lady is continuing to do just that.

She has offered support and kindness to Chicago's health workers during coronavirus and worked with Penguin Random House to read storybooks to children during lockdown.

"We know that when we give these girls the chance to learn, they will seize it." - Michelle Obama on access to education

Elsewhere, her charitable work has raised literally billions of pounds. Let Girls Learn, which she set up with Malala Yousafzai, has brought in over £2.5billion to help girls go to school, while the Girls Opportunity Alliance focuses on the same goal.

Writing for CNN, Michelle said: "We know that when we give these girls the chance to learn, they will seize it. They'll walk for miles each day to school.

"They'll study for hours every night by candlelight, determined to learn as much as they possibly can. We also know that educating girls doesn't just transform their life prospects - it transforms the prospects of their families, communities, and nations as well."

Her Let's Move initiative, meanwhile, targeted young people's nutrition and wellness in a bid to reduce child obesity.

Reflecting on Michelle's role as former First Lady of the United States, author Dr Marcia Sirota wrote on her blog: "It's obvious that Michelle Obama is a genuinely kind, caring person whose loving-kindness overflows from her very full heart.

"We've all been extremely lucky to have such an uplifting, inspiring and wonderfully kind First Lady of the United States. She's a role model, an advocate, an educator and an inspiration to everyone around the world."

See the full Kind List here.

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