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

Melania Trump was greeted by cheerful songs and smiling children as she paid a visit to a school in Malawi, the second stop on a five-day goodwill visit to Africa.

At the primary school, the first lady watched dozens of pupils sitting on the ground in the sun as a teacher taught on a blackboard on the side of a building. She observed several outdoor classrooms at Chipala Primary School and saw first-hand the challenges faced by educators.

In the spirit of the first lady's "Be Best" initiative, during one class visit, a teacher led what appeared to be an exercise in self-confidence, asking students to stand up and say their name along with, "You are the best!"

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.

During Trump's tour, she is focusing on child welfare.

She also visited a local traditional ruler, Osabarimba Kwesi Atta II, meeting him in Obama Hall.

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

President Trump supported his wife's visit, sharing that, "It is a attractive thing to see".

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

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".

And two other white people had a "welcome to Malawi # notashithole!" sign. Mrs. Trump sat in a rooftop garden and watched performances by dance groups representing different regions of Malawi.

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