After seven amazing days, we’re finally back home. I hope you enjoyed following our journey, and I hope that you’ll be inspired to continue learning about Africa.
We visited only three of this continent’s countries on our trip, but there are so many more, each with its own rich history and culture. In each of these countries, there are young people just like you who are working hard to get an education and dreaming about their futures just like you are. And I have to tell you, after meeting so many of these young people this past week, and seeing how passionate, determined and talented they are, I feel more confident than ever before about our future.
As these young people — along with young people in the U.S. and around the world – step up to become the next generation of leaders, I’m convinced that you all will rise to the many challenges we face and move our countries and our world forward for generations to come.
Thank you again for joining me on this journey!
Michelle Obama is First Lady of the United States
The First Lady's Travel Journal from Africa
Kicking Off Our Trip to Africa
June 26, 2013 – Washington, D.C.
An Example to Follow
June 27, 2013 – Dakar, Senegal
Visiting Goree Island
June 27, 2013 – Goree Island, Senegal