POSTED: Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 6:29pm
UPDATED: Monday, July 1, 2013 - 12:16am
(CNN) — The First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, had a busy day Saturday in South Africa.
In an event with young South Africans, she urged them to use technology to improve their education.
And she illustrated her point by linking up with teenagers in the US.
A cross-continental conversation with the first lady of the United States, and an unforgettable experience for these teenagers.
Four from Gauteng shared the stage with Michelle Obama....
While many more in the US joined the conversation via the internet.
The first lady was quick to share her passion for education.
"Young people decided to face down bullets, and beatings, and abuse because they desperately wanted an education worthy of your potential. They wanted the same thing that many of you want today," said Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States.
She also urged the youngsters to honor icons like Nelson Mandela by making a success of their lives.
"Mandela said that education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Now, getting a good education won't always be easy," she said.
These teenagers say the experience has been life-changing.
"It was inspirational in such a way that she made me realize that my dream of becoming a teacher it is not something that ... but it is something that is going to be life changing for the people," said teenager Tebogo Tenyane.
Michelle Obama paid tribute to nelson Mandela saying he inspired her to pursue her ambitions and become a better person.