Introduction of First Lady Michelle Obama by Aissatou Diallo, an MCC beneficiary

MCC welcomed Aissatou Diallo and Fatimata Yanta, two young participants in the BRIGHT 2 schools project in Burkina Faso, to Washington D.C. to attend a White House reception hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama celebrating the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. They were joined by Burkina Faso Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) Board Member, Madeleine Sorgo Ouangraoua, a leader and advocate for women in that country. Aissatou, 11-years-old, was honored to introduce the First Lady at the event where she discussed her life in Burkina Faso and her success in school as a result of the BRIGHT 2 project.