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

Melania Trump being educated at the Cape Coast Castle in Ghana

Melania Trump being educated at the Cape Coast Castle in Ghana

First lady Melania Trump is learning about a painful part of America's history on her first full day in Africa.

Mrs Trump was coming from Kamuzu International Airport to Kamuzu Palace during her five hours charity trip to Malawi.

Melania Trump's visit, which started in Ghana and will continue on to Kenya and Egypt, has so far attracted varied interest levels in Africa with few crowds lining streets to see her.

The 48-year-old US First Lady will also watch a performance by the Sarakasi dancers accompanied by her Kenyan counterpart, Margret Kenyatta.

Mrs. Trump toured classrooms at Lilongwe's Chipala Primary School, which gets textbooks and other education assistance from the U.S. Agency for International Development.

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.

She visited the school to highlight the benefits of a USAID scheme to support African education, which has seen the United States distribute 9.6million books to schools across Malawi.

The US First Lady laughed after one of the baby elephants made a sudden move and she momentarily lost her footing. "We are happy today, we are happy today to see you". The first lady thanked educators for helping the children "be best" throughout their school experience. "It is a handsome thing to see", Trump tweeted.

The White House is donating "Be Best"-themed school supplies, including totes, chalk for teachers, and soccer balls".

First Lady Melania Trump (L) and the first lady of Malawi Gertrude Maseko walk at the State House in Lilongwe, on October 4.

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