Sunday, 21 October, 2018

First Lady Visits School in Malawi, Promotes ‘Be Best’ Campaign

Melania Trump visits Malawi school on solo Africa tour First Lady Visits School in Malawi, Promotes ‘Be Best’ Campaign
Michele Schwartz | 05 October, 2018, 11:55

The former model arrived in Malawi to commence her first-ever solo global trip during her role as First Lady.

Mrs Trump landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at around 9pm on her maiden visit to Kenya ahead of her talks with First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on Friday.

She added: "My husband and I appreciate all that you're doing to serve our country".

She's focusing the trip on her interest in child welfare. "They are simply taking advantage of their First Lady's high profile visit in Malawi to speak out so that the media here takes their message along as well", he said.

The American First Lady described her visit to Cape Coast as "impactful" and said it "was a solemn reminder of a time in our history that should never be forgotten", after she was told the horror story of how slaves were kept at the fort before they were shipped to the Caribbean.

"We see, first hand, in Malawian hospitals, the shocking effect the budget cuts may ultimately have".

I am very excited to have the opportunity to visit Malawi and better understand how our countries can continue working together for a prosperous future. With a smile on her face, the first lady read along with children during their lessons.

The first lady later left Malawi for Kenya. The school is a beneficiary of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) National Reading Program.

During a ceremony at the school, the first lady participated in giving the school 1.4 million books.

"I was heartened to spend time with the students and was honoured to donate school supplies and soccer balls", she said.

First Lady Melania Trump waves to children at the Chipala Primary School in Lilongwe on October 4, 2018.

The convoy of the US First Lady however passed by without any incident and Mrs Trump might have seen the protests.

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