Michelle Obama donates R7.4m from her book sales to educate girls

Michelle Obama donates R7.4m from her book sales to educate girls

- Former first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, has donated a whopping amount of over $500,000 (R7 417 400) to educate girls all around the world

- The sum from the proceeds she got from her book, I Am Becoming, will be donated through Girls Opportunity Alliance

- The alliance is an organisation created by Michelle to ensure good welfare for the girl child

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Former first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, has said she will give the proceeds from her book, I Am Becoming, to the education of the female child.

According to a post on her Instagram page, the proceeds is over $500,000, an estimated R7.4 million, a sum she said will be donated through her set-up Girls Opportunity Alliance, an initiative that she launched in October 2018.

She said that the money will be used to fund projects of the organisation. Michelle added that girls in Vietnam will also be positively affected by the fund.

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She, therefore, asked people who will like to support the project to make donations to the cause, telling people to spread the word.

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that the Obama family is possibly celebrating their huge deal of a massive seven-mansion seated on Martha’s Vineyard.

The former president and first lady got the keys to their new home which occupies a very large portion of beachfront property. It should be noted that the couple has been looking forward to getting the property since 2018 summer when it was listed by Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck.

Though the house was initially put up for $14.85 million, the Obamas were eventually able to get it for $11.75 million - which is about R169 million.

The property has a swimming pool, vaulted ceilings, outdoor fire pit, boathouse, private beach, among several other sought-after home features. Tom Wallace, one of the listing agents, said the home could even be expanded on.

“It certainly has the capacity to expand to more of a compound. One could build two additional

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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