U.S. first lady in Cambodia to promote girls’ education

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama traveled Friday from Japan to Cambodia - a journey from one of Asia’s richest countries to one of its poorest - as part of a campaign to help millions of girls around the world stay in school. Obama arrived in the city of Siem Reap, home to Cambodia’s famed Angkor Wat temple complex, where she planned to sightsee following activities Saturday focused on the U.S.-led education initiative “Let Girls Learn.” The White House has said Obama is expected to “share American perspectives about education and good governance” but was unlikely to directly criticize Cambodia’s human rights record.

This visit is part of a journey that began decades ago, back when I was a little girl.

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama