“So they decided they wanted to make an even bigger impact, so they reached out to young people all across the globe, and this is part of the power of the Internet.
“And now you’ve got groups in India, France, Nigeria, Benin, Argentina, all getting into the act - cleaning up their schools and beaches and roads -just because of these two young women,” Obama said amid applause. The women, who are a part of an international environmental science programme called GLOBE, travelled to New Delhi twice to participate in global science fairs, according to the background provided by the White House. “There, they discussed how they could help the environment, including local initiatives like Adopt-a-Highway. “Students from Argentina, Benin, Croatia, France, India, and Nigeria quickly hopped on board with the plan. “Since then, the girls have been in contact with students all across the globe working to achieve their goal: a cleaner, healthier environment.” The official selections were picked up from more than 1,500 films from around the world about this year’s theme: The Impact of Giving Back.