US First Lady Michelle Obama has invited Maryam Nawaz to join hands in supporting a special programme wherein girls and women would be encouraged to complete their education and build their careers.
A source told The Express Tribune that the invitation to “Let Girls Learn” had been extended during the recent visit of US National Security Council staffer Peter Lavoy.
“The US first lady was looking for a woman with the largest clout and following, and we couldn’t find a person better than Maryam Nawaz,” the source quoted Lavoy as saying.
The programme aims to encourage girls and young women between the ages of 12 and 19 to complete their education and build their careers.
Michelle is expected to meet Maryam before a formal event at the White House, the source said. Maryam will be accompany her father on his official tour of the US from October 20-24.
While Maryam is not expected to be directly associated with programme, she will be extending her support to encourage young girls and women in the field of education, the source said. She will be focusing on extending the programme to the marginalised sections of society.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 20th, 2015.