Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Melania Trump spotlights USAID reading programme in Malawi

United States First Lady Melania Trump is expected in Kenya on Friday as part of her first solo international trip as FLOTUS United States First Lady Melania Trump is expected in Kenya on Friday as part of her first solo international trip as FLOTUS
Lisa Bryan | 08 October, 2018, 07:03

US First Lady Melania Trump showed off her dance moves as she was welcomed to an orphanage in Gigiri, Nairobi.

Children living at The Nest in Nairobi greeted her Friday with singing and dancing, and it didn't take long before the typically reserved US first lady gave in to the moment.

Regardless of the controversy surrounding the Trump administration and Melania Trump's extended family, her communications director Stephanie Grisham told the New York Times that this happier Melania Trump is simply the first lady she knows.

Trump is advocating for children's welfare as part of her "Be Best" campaign during her first worldwide solo tour as first lady.

The final stop on her tour will be Egypt.

President Donald Trump shared the moment of his wife in Ghana.

Kenya's first lady Margaret Kenyatta was the soul of hospitality when taking her American counterpart around a elephant orphanage, where a laughing Melania almost lost her footing.

Even though some anxious that previous statements made by her husband, President Donald Trump, would affect Trump's visit, one resident said the complete opposite. As the first lady sat alone in her vehicle, peering through binoculars and shooting photos of zebras, giraffes and impalas on her iPhone, critics were parsing her decision to wear the attention-grabbing white hat. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has several active reading programs and retention-focused initiatives at schools in Malawi.


Bright Masaka, Malawi's minister of education, science and technology, said Chipala is one of his country's best schools.

Mrs. Trump opened the trip Tuesday in Ghana.

Mrs. Kenyatta, I look forward to visiting your country and know that together, we will be able to do great things on behalf of children.

"Day two in #Ghana was so impactful", she said in one tweet.

A white woman on the roadside held up a handmade sign as the first lady's motorcade passed that said "Melania Me Too".

Her visit to Africa comes months after President Trump became under fire for calling African countries "Shithole".

She is on her first solo tour of Africa.

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