No sleepover for Melania Trump in Malawi, visits school as part of Africa tour

United State of America  first ladyMelania Trump, on the second stop of a five-day goodwill tour of Africa,  on Thursday visited a school in Malawi, where the young children sang that they were so happy to see her.

First lady Melania Trump is greeted by Malawi first lady Gertrude Maseko and a flower girl as she arrives at Lilongwe International Airport, in Lumbadzi, Malawi, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. – (Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press)
Counterpart: Malawi’s first lady Gertrude Mutharika greeted Melania as she stepped off the plane
Lessons: Melania perched on the edge of a cement bench as the teacher addressed the class
Helping hand: During the language lesson, Melania Trump leaned over to help one youngster with her reading
Learning: Melania sat in on during an English language lesson, watching on as a teacher spoke to the class
Melania donated several baskets of Be Best-branded soccer balls to the school
Melania donated several baskets of Be Best-branded soccer balls to the school

She landed in the capital, Lilongwe, in the morning after a six-hour flight from Ghana. She is focusing the trip on her interest in child welfare.

The U.S first lady received a joyous welcome upon her arrival at Kamuzu International Airport, with singing and dancing by a troupe of women and scores of school children waving American  and Malawian flags.

Mrs. Trump went directly to Chipala Primary School in Lilongwe. The school receives education aid from the U.S. Agency for International Development. Malawi has received a total of 9.6 million textbooks in the past few years through a U.S.-funded national reading program.

Mrs. Trump toured several classrooms in the equivalent of second and third grade and watched teachers carry out lessons to help the young students learn English and the Chichewa language.

All the classrooms were outdoors, with the young students sitting shoulder to shoulder in rows on the loose red dirt in their blue uniforms, girls in dresses with red collars and boys in collared shirts and short pants.

The students welcomed Mrs. Trump to the school with song: “We are happy today to see you. Welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome all of you. We are happy today. We are happy to see you.”

Mrs. Trump planned to visit the State House to meet over tea with Malawi’s first lady, Gertrude Mutharika. The first ladies were expected to walk through the gardens and watch a traditional dance performance.

Mrs. Trump opened her first extended solo international trip on Tuesday in Ghana. The remaining stops on her tour are Kenya and Egypt. She is expected to return to Washington, D.C. on October 7.

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ndele
ndele
2 years ago

A MALAWI PAJA AZUNGU ANATIUZA KUMAVALA BWINO. NCIfukwa timavala zovala zosagwilizana ndi function like kufunditsidwa umbrella ku scotland.kkkkk kuyala karpeti pa matope. u savage wina inu mhuuu

Che Kabudula
Che Kabudula
2 years ago

This truly crap!!!! Why the students from the school were not sent to receive her!!!! Look at those at the airport???? The same Malawi????

Dziko lamasiye
Dziko lamasiye
2 years ago

It’s shocking to hear someone backing the leadership kuti they are running this country well. The fact is thePresident doesn’t have an idea on the quick wins needed to transform this country. If he had an idea he could have been back from UNGA but alas. ..

Chemjambe
Chemjambe
2 years ago

The Malawi First Lady in all flashy clothing, but look at those poor kids…..my God

Ambuye tangolithetsani dzikoli please we are suffering to the core

Fake Donald
Fake Donald
2 years ago

These pictures confirm that you are a sithole country! Where is green grass? Where are modern buildings? Dusty and dirty everywhere. You people are indeed not fully evolved from apes to humans

Shakira
Shakira
2 years ago
Reply to  Fake Donald

You ignorant trailer park white trash. Just to feed your ignorant white trash mind, it doesn’t get green until the rainy season which starts next month. But what do you know about Geography! Go to the desert in Arizona and find me some green vegetation. Tell all your fellow white trash to stop coming here to steal our resources! I have seen a whole bunch of them around. Melania invited herself here and we could care less about her!

Nzika ya Malawi
Nzika ya Malawi
2 years ago

Suja mumanama kuti you are running the country without foreign aid mbava inu! Afiketu ku Montfort adzaone ana a special needs mmene akuvutikira kusowa ma hearing aid.. Asangobwelera ku Lilongweko.

mafumu
mafumu
2 years ago

welcome to the warm heart of corruption

Stanley Mdala
Stanley Mdala
2 years ago

54 years of independence primary school has no proper desks in the Capital city of Malawi with so called first lady opanda manyazi kubweretsa first lady wa America kukawonetsa ubve kapena malodza ati zhukulu. This shows that we need to change lesders in this country. How long can we have schools like this?We dont need America to build us good schools. Does Mrs Luggage expect money from America to build better schools? This shows current leadership and government has failed the people of Malawi. How about the Ksmuzu International Airport kooks like not an airport to be called International Airport.… Read more »

Huwee
Huwee
2 years ago
Reply to  Stanley Mdala

Kamuzu Banda of MCP built it.At the time it was the best he could do but now DPP is on an expansion program go to Lilongwe and see for your self.This including expansion of road infrastructure………..

Ndendeuli
Ndendeuli
2 years ago

What a country! Such a nicely clad first lady with her heavily impoverished subjects!

Chiphaliwali chomwe chidzakukatentheni akhala akuchitsinkhezera moto since the year 200 B.C

MA D7 MA D6
MA D7 MA D6
2 years ago

OUR PROFESSORS AND DOCTORS
ARE DECORATED WITH ALL SORTS OF AWARDS /TITLES OVERSEAS BUT
LOOK AT WHAT IS HAPPENING ON THE GROUND ??? PATHETIC !!

I DON’T KNOW WHAT GERTRUDE / PETER IS
THINKING AFTER GLORIFYING HIMSELF LEFT AND RIGHT TO
THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA ??

THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT MOTHER MALAWI IS STILL STRUGGLING !!
54 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE HAS BEEN A MOCKERY / INSULT
TO ALL OF US — PERPETRATED BY
WICKED MINDED PEOPLE (CORRUPTION )

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