Melania Trump will visit Ghana, Melawi, Egypt and Kenya in October on her first solo international trip as First Lady.
Thank you to all who attended my #UNGA reception today! Looking forward to working with @USAID to take my campaign #BeBest to Africa next week. Together, we can do great things on behalf of the next generation. pic.twitter.com/OG99wwP5Aj
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) September 26, 2018
The First Lady plans to use her trip to Africa to spread her “Be Best” welfare initiative message, which focuses on overall child wellbeing, the opioid epidemic and online safety issues.
“October 1st will mark the first day of my solo visit to four beautiful and very different countries in Africa,” the Slovenian-born First Lady said at the annual U.N. General Assembly.
“Whether it is education, drug addiction, hunger, online safety or bullying, poverty or disease, it is too often children who are hit first, and hardest, across the globe,” Mrs. Trump said of her mission. “Each of us hails from a country with its own unique challenges, but I know in my heart we are united by our commitment to raising the next generation to be happy, healthy and morally responsible adults.”
The trip will mark the first time the First Lady has visited the continent of Africa.