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Kenya: Melania Trump visits third African country in one day

Kenya: Melania Trump visits third African country in one day


United States first lady, Melania Trump left Ghana on Thursday, spent the day meeting school children in Malawi, before leaving for Kenya, the third leg of her Africa trip.

Mrs Trump, who is promoting her BE BEST campaign in partnership with USAID, will be hosted by Kenya’s first lady, Margaret Kenyatta, who runs a similar Beyond Zero Initiative that seeks to alleviate health problems affecting mothers and children in her country.

What Melania said about Kenya

In Kenya, USAID works on a variety of programs, including early-childhood education, wildlife conservation, and HIV prevention.

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.

The two first ladies will be meeting for the third time in a space of two months, having met in August when president Uhuru Kenyatta visited Donald Trump at the White House and in September on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

On her Kenyan leg of the trip, Melania is expected to visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, hold meetings at State House and be entertained at the Kenya National Theatre.

Memories from Malawi

In Malawi, Melania donated millions of textbooks, balls and supplies to the children and teachers of Chipala Primary School, where USAID runs a reading programme.

“Meeting those children and understanding their different way of life is why I wanted to travel here,” she said after the school visit, speaking to U.S. embassy workers.

She also addressed staffers at the United States embassy in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe.

At the home of Amb Virginia Palmer, FLOTUS gives brief remarks to the 400 or so staff who work for the US Embassy USEmbassyLLW pic.twitter.com/ZOSNa5ask7

— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) October 4, 2018

Melania will complete her solo international trip in Egypt on Saturday before returning to the United States.

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