Michelle Obama Announces Program for Girls Around the World

2018-10-12

00:00 / 00:00
复读宝 RABC v8.0beta 复读机按钮使用说明
播放/暂停
停止
播放时:倒退3秒/复读时:回退AB段
播放时:快进3秒/复读时:前进AB段
拖动:改变速度/点击:恢复正常速度1.0
拖动改变复读暂停时间
点击:复读最近5秒/拖动:改变复读次数
设置A点
设置B点
取消复读并清除AB点
播放一行
停止播放
后退一行
前进一行
复读一行
复读多行
变速复读一行
变速复读多行
LRC
TXT
大字
小字
滚动
全页
1
  • This is What's Trending Today...
  • 2
  • More than 98 million of the world's adolescent girls do not go to school.
  • 3
  • On Thursday, former American first lady Michelle Obama announced a new program to help empower girls through education.
  • 4
  • The program is called the Global Girls Alliance.
  • 5
  • It plans to support more than 1,500 local organizations that are already working to educate their community's girls.
  • 6
  • The effort will include social fundraising.
  • 7
  • Obama said Thursday on NBC's Today Show, "When you educate a girl, you educate a family, a community, a country."
  • 8
  • She said her two daughters, Malia and Sasha, are "some of the reasons why this issue means so much" to her.
  • 9
  • Her announcement came on International Day of the Girl.
  • 10
  • The United Nations has marked the Day of the Girl on October 11 since 2002.
  • 11
  • The hashtag #DayoftheGirl became a top trending topic worldwide on Thursday.
  • 12
  • Michelle Obama and her program did, as well.
  • 13
  • The UN chose this year's theme to be "With Her: A Skilled GirlForce."
  • 14
  • It explained that more than 600 million young girls will enter the workforce in the next 10 years.
  • 15
  • More than 90 percent of them live in developing countries where "low or no pay, abuse and exploitation are common."
  • 16
  • The UN says the 2018 Day of the Girl marks the start of a yearlong effort to provide girls more chances to gain the skills they need to find better jobs.
  • 17
  • And that's What's Trending Today.
  • 18
  • I'm Caty Weaver.
  • 1
  • This is What's Trending Today...
  • 2
  • More than 98 million of the world's adolescent girls do not go to school.
  • 3
  • On Thursday, former American first lady Michelle Obama announced a new program to help empower girls through education.
  • 4
  • The program is called the Global Girls Alliance. It plans to support more than 1,500 local organizations that are already working to educate their community's girls. The effort will include social fundraising.
  • 5
  • Obama said Thursday on NBC's Today Show, "When you educate a girl, you educate a family, a community, a country."
  • 6
  • She said her two daughters, Malia and Sasha, are "some of the reasons why this issue means so much" to her.
  • 7
  • Her announcement came on International Day of the Girl. The United Nations has marked the Day of the Girl on October 11 since 2002.
  • 8
  • The hashtag #DayoftheGirl became a top trending topic worldwide on Thursday. Michelle Obama and her program did, as well.
  • 9
  • The UN chose this year's theme to be "With Her: A Skilled GirlForce." It explained that more than 600 million young girls will enter the workforce in the next 10 years. More than 90 percent of them live in developing countries where "low or no pay, abuse and exploitation are common."
  • 10
  • The UN says the 2018 Day of the Girl marks the start of a yearlong effort to provide girls more chances to gain the skills they need to find better jobs.
  • 11
  • And that's What's Trending Today.
  • 12
  • I'm Caty Weaver.
  • 13
  • The Associated Press reported this story. Ashley Thompson adapted it for VOA Learning English. Caty Weaver was the editor.
  • 14
  • ___________________________________________________________
  • 15
  • Words in This Story
  • 16
  • adolescent -n. a young person who is developing into an adult​, usually from the ages 10 to 19
  • 17
  • fund-raising -n. activity done to collect money for a political party, charity, school, etc.​
  • 18
  • theme -n. the particular subject or idea on which something (like a campaign or movement) is based​
  • 19
  • exploitation -n. to use (someone or something) in a way that helps you unfairly​