First Lady Melania Trump of the United States begins her four-nation tour of Africa with events in Ghana Tuesday.
She is expected to meet with Rebecca Akufo Addo, wife of Ghanaian President Nana Akufo Addo, to help promote initiatives for children’s education, and maternal and child health.
Trump, the wife of controversial U.S. President Donald Trump, is making her first visit to the continent. She also will travel to Egypt, Kenya and Malawi during the course of the week while promoting both her own BE BEST mission and that of USAID.
USAID Director Mark Green is in Ghana already, in support of Melania Trump’s visit. He’s discussing the “Ghana Beyond Aid” program with government officials, visiting the country’s north and talking with USAID and U.S. diplomatic teams.
“Since becoming First Lady, I have had the privilege of speaking with many of the spouses of world leaders,” the first lady said. “Our discussions are always united by the universal desire to provide children with the support and tools necessary to grow up happy, healthy, and responsible adults.
“I am thrilled to be working with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on what I know will be a meaningful trip.”
The BE BEST initiative is designed to encourage children to choose their best individual paths, with an emphasis on social, emotional and physical health. Trump said she is excited about taking the campaign to the international level, where it will promote existing programs and people who are helping children.
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