First Lady Melania Trump Visits Children In Nairobi, Kenya

Mike Brest | Reporter

First lady Melania Trump visited an orphanage and attended a children’s recital while she was in Nairobi, Kenya, during her first solo trip across Africa earlier this week.

The first lady’s trip included visits to four African countries in five days, including Malawi, Kenya, Ghana and Egypt. During her time in Kenya, she visited the Nest Children’s Home Orphanage. She was greeted by a group of children singing and dancing. Before long, Melania Trump joined in with them(RELATED: Melania Trump Feeds Baby Elephants In Kenya, Ivory Burn Sites)

According to The Forgotten International organization, the orphanage cares for about 80 children ranging from ages 2–17. A majority of the children at the institution have a parent who has been incarcerated and need foster care.

U.S. First lady Melania Trump interacts with children as she visits the Nest Children’s Home Orphanage

TOPSHOT - Children pray for US First Lady Melania Trump as she visits the Nest childrens home orphanage, which primarily cares for children who's parents have been incarcerated, in Nairobi, on October 5, 2018. - Melania Trump is in Africa to promote her children's welfare programme. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Children pray for U.S. First Lady Melania Trump as she visits the Nest children’s home orphanage, which primarily cares for children whose parents have been incarcerated, in Nairobi.

U.S. First lady Melania Trump walks with children as she visits the Nest Children’s Home Orphanage.

“Thank you for what you do and taking care of them,” Melania Trump told the staff while holding a baby girl who was handed to her, according to Time.

TOPSHOT - US First Lady Melania Trump (L) holds a baby as she visits the Nest Childrens Home Orphanage in Nairobi, on October 5, 2018, which primarily cares for children whose parents have been incarcerated. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

TOPSHOT – US First Lady Melania Trump (L) holds a baby as she visits the Nest Childrens Home Orphanage in Nairobi, on October 5, 2018, which primarily cares for children whose parents have been incarcerated. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

US First Lady Melania Trump holds a baby as she visits the Nest Childrens Home Orphanage in Nairobi, on October 5, 2018, which primarily cares for children whose parents have been incarcerated. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

US First Lady Melania Trump holds a baby as she visits the Nest Childrens Home Orphanage in Nairobi, on October 5, 2018, which primarily cares for children whose parents have been incarcerated. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

The First Lady also attended a dance recital at the Kenyan National Theater. She was there with Kenya’s first lady Margaret Kenyatta. (RELATED: Melania Criticized For Wearing Pith Helmet On Kenyan Safari Trip)

U.S. First lady Melania Trump at the Kenya National Theatre.

U.S. First lady Melania Trump and the First Lady of Kenya Margaret Kenyatta greet children.

US First Lady Melania Trump (L) and Kenya's First Lady Margaret Kenyatta greet children as they arrive to attend a performance at the Kenyan National Theater in Nairobi, on October 5, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

US First Lady Melania Trump (L) and Kenya’s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta greet children as they arrive to attend a performance at the Kenyan National Theater in Nairobi, on October 5, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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