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Melania Trump, the First Lady of the United States of America headed on her first solo trip to Africa. The visit is a part of her “Be Best” initiative that encompasses a wide array of issues affecting childcare.
Departing on Monday, she opens her first-ever visit to Africa on Tuesday in Ghana in the West, followed by stops in Malawi in the South, Kenya in the East and Egypt in the Northeast. In a weeklong trip she will visit several schools and hospitals and with the help of USAID, will reach out to impoverished mothers to guide them about how to ensure a sustainable growth of their children.
In her recent United Nations General Assembly speech she spoke about her upcoming trip to Africa. She asserted that the program initiated in the USA for childcare had reaped benefits and that such programs could be extended to the other parts of the world as well.
“There are many programs across the country that are doing great things for children, and I believe we can replicate many of these programs overseas. This is why I am pleased to be working closely with USAID as I prepare for my first major International trip to Africa,” Trump said.
“By working with developing countries around the world to help them with their journey to self-reliance, USAID’s work embodies much of what ‘Be Best’ stands for,” She added.
She aims to highlight the success stories and work done by USAID as part of the anti-poverty plan supporting women and children’s health in Malawi and Kenya.
One of the additional purposes of her trip is to establish the goodwill of the United States in Africa that suffered shocks after Trump’s announcement to retract aid to several countries that included some African nations as well.