Dr. Jill Biden’s 2014 Trip to Africa
Dr. Jill Biden, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah, and U.S. Ambassador Catherine Russell to Travel to Africa
Dr. Jill Biden will travel to Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Sierra Leone from June 30 – July 7, 2014. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Catherine Russell, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, will also travel with Dr. Biden.
During their travel, Dr. Biden, Administrator Shah, and Ambassador Russell will highlight how girls’ education and women’s participation in government, the economy, and civil society can accelerate economic development, improve health and educational outcomes, strengthen democratic governance, and foster peace and security. These themes will also be woven throughout the upcoming U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit held in Washington, D.C. in early August.
Granddaughter Finnegan Biden will accompany The Second Lady on this trip.
Shalom Community School in Zambia – On Board with Dr. Biden
Published on Jul 2, 2014
Shalom Community School in Lusaka, Zamba is a primary and secondary school established in 2008. A total of 558 students attend the school. Part of the population of the school is 39 orphans, 173 children who have lost one parent and 239 highly vulnerable children.
Remarks by Dr. Jill Biden at Shalom Community School
Published on Jul 2, 2014
Wednesday July 2nd 2014, Lusaka, Zambia.
Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden speaks to students at Shalom Community School in Kanyama Township about the importance of education and gender equality in their lives and for the future of Zambia.
Dr. Biden’s trip to Africa will highlight the importance of girls’ education and women’s participation in government, the economy, and civil society in accelerating economic development; improving health and educational outcomes; strengthening democratic governance; and fostering peace and security.
Dispatch from Dr. Biden
Dr. Jill Biden will travel to Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Sierra Leone from June 30 to July 7, 2014. During her travel, Dr. Biden will highlight how girls’ education and women’s participation in government, the economy, and civil society can accelerate development.
On the Road in the DRC – Dr. Mukwege & Panzi Hospital
Published on Jul 8, 2014
Bukavu is home to Panzi Hospital, which has cared for more than 19,000 victims of sexual and gender-based violence, a widespread problem in the DRC affecting millions of Congolese women and children.
Dr. Biden met with survivors, heard their stories, and saw firsthand the response services provided to them. She also met with U.S. government partners who are working to prevent and respond to this dire situation.