While her hubby, US President Barack Obama, was in Soweto Michelle Obama took time out of her busy schedule to meet with a group of students doing extraordinary things in South Africa. The MTV Meets Michelle event was broadcast live and there were live crossings to various states in the US.
The First Lady of the US started off by saying Nelson Mandela is in her and her family’s prayers and spoke about what an inspiration he is to her personally.
"When I wake up every day I think of Madiba and what he has gone through and that inspires me." The informal discussion then turned to advice on how to overcome peer pressure, using the internet for educational purposes and inspirational messages on how to dream big.