US First Lady Melania Trump arrives in Kenya

The White House said Malawi was chosen because of the high poverty rate and the difficulties children-especially girls-have in accessing education.

Her first African tour since her husband became president of the United States, Melania has taken her "Be Best" campaign to Africa.

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.

Daniel Afful, a local, called Trump "brave". At one intersection, hundreds of people lined up smiling and waving.

But if the comments appear to have bothered the First Lady she didn't it show it as she toured outdoor classrooms at Chipala Primary School in Lilongwe, which receives assistance from the US Agency for International Development.

"I also wanted to be sure to personally thank each of you for the work that you do here at the embassy in Malawi", she added. "We are happy today, we are happy today to see you". Trump first observed two outside lessons conducted in their native language, Chichewa. Numerous students must sit outside in crowds around their teacher. The teacher managed to impressively command the children, who wore name tags around their necks, to sound out the letters "L" and "U". With a smile on her face, the first lady read along with children during their lessons.

But on Thursday, it was the US First Lady's turn to be on the receiving end of an uncomfortable message. Mrs. Trump sat in a rooftop garden and watched performances by dance groups representing different regions of Malawi.

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One said #MELANIATOO, with the "ME" in bold black.

The first lady later left Malawi for Kenya.

Books in English, such as "Big Bird Can Share", and "The Long Winter" by Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Judy Blume's "Just as Long As We're Together", were neatly stacked on the shelves.

Planning for the trip began in earnest a year ago. She praised the first lady for making the trip and presented her with a ceremonial textbook.

President Trump supported his wife's visit, sharing that, "It is a lovely thing to see". "I was heartened to spend time with the students, and was honored to donate school supplies and soccer balls", she said.

After about 20 minutes of tea, the first ladies strolled onto the terrace to applause.

Melania Trump is on a four-nation tour of the African continent, and her most recent stop was to the country of Malawi, The Hill reports.

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