Melania Trump, who is in Africa to promote her children's welfare programme, began her trip in Ghana, where she visited mothers and their newborns.
Mrs. Trump first visited Ghana and plans to visit Egypt and Kenya next.
However, in contrast to visits by former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, her tour has not attracted large crowds or much fervour. For the first lady, who is famously private, her buoyant mood has been noticed around the world.
Children living at The Nest in Nairobi greeted her with singing and dancing, and it didn't take long before the typically reserved USA first lady gave in to the moment.
Malawi has received a total of 9.6 million textbooks in the past few years through a US-funded national reading programme.
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The First Lady traveled to the Chipala Primary School, and was greeted by the Minister of Education, Science, and Technology, Bright Msaka and the Head Teacher, Maureen Masi.
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta welcomes US First Lady Melania Trump at JKIA on October 04, 2018. The people love her, and she loves them!
"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.
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Trump took the time to read a story to a group of children before a young boy read a story to her in turn.
She is now in Malawi and will end up visiting Kenya and Egypt to complete her week-long visit to Africa. If her goal in Africa was to mend relationships - which may have been suffering following the President's alleged "shithole countries" comment earlier this summer - she seems to have missed the mark completely.