It’s been a year since 276 schoolgirls were kidnapped by the Boko Haram terror group in Nigeria. The abductions touched off global outrage and inspired the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls, but as the anniversary arrives, more than 200 are still missing.
NBC News will examine the developments of the past year in a special webcast at beginning at 1:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday.
Stephanie Gosk, one of the few Western broadcast journalists to travel to the Nigerian border with Cameroon, near where the girls were taken, will report on the efforts to find them.
NBC News education correspondent Rehema Ellis will report on the impact of a generation of children who are unable to attend school not just in Nigeria but around the world because of safety problems.
Tina Tchen, chief of staff to first lady Michelle Obama, is scheduled to appear from the White House to talk about the Obama administration’s Let Girls Learn initiative, designed to help adolescent girls around the world attend and complete school.
Erin Conway-Smith, senior Africa correspondent for NBC News partmner GlobalPost, presents a rare report from northeast Nigeria, where a humanitarian crisis is unfolding in the wake of Boko Haram’s assault on the region.
And Bukky Shonibare, one of the founders of the Bring Back Our Girls movement in Nigeria, describes what the past year has been like, hoping and waiting for word about the kidnapped girls.