Melania is set to champion for her "Be Best" initiative, whose goals are similar to those of Margaret's Beyond Zero.
But according to reports congress members have essentially ignored those requests.
A quick safari is planned for later as Mrs Trump learns more about steps the East African nation is taking to conserve elephants, rhinos and other wildlife. She was in Malawi on Thursday, touting the work of the U.S. Agency for International Development. She observed several outdoor classrooms at Chipala Primary School and saw first-hand the challenges faced by educators.
The school is struggling with only 75 teachers looking after around 8,000 enrolled children. More girls than boys were in the first outside lesson, which totaled 275 students.
"Meeting those children and understanding their different way of life is why I wanted to travel here". Her own 12-year-old son attends a private school in Maryland. "I was heartened to spend time with the students".More news: Canada joins worldwide chorus accusing Russian Federation of ‘malicious cyber attacks’
Among scores of people lining the motorcade route between the school and the ambassador's residence, a few white people held signs. "It is a lovely thing to see", wrote Trump.
One said #MELANIATOO, with the "ME" in bold black.
Flying from Ghana, Trump arrived at Kamuzu International Airport on October 4 where she was greeted by Gertrude Maseko, the first lady of Malawi, in a ceremony that featured drummers, dancers, and students waving the flags of both countries. Another said "Welcome to Malawi".
The US First Lady arrived in the capital Lilongwe Malawi Thursday afternoon on her solo African trip that has taken her to Ghana and will see her visit other African countries. "I thought I wasn't going to have a chance to see her".
As Miliam sat sounding out letters and words, Trump sat with her hands clasped and smiled as she watched the group.