Michelle Obama joined by daughters Sasha and Malia, visited children at a day care center yesterday in the township of Johannesburg, South Africa where they took turns delivering animated readings of The Cat in the Hat, which Mrs. Obama says, she read to her children when they were very young, as well.
The visit took place after the Obama ladies spent the morning with former South African President, Nelson Mandela, 92, and his wife, Graca Machel; which was not scheduled in Michelle’s itinerary due to Mandela’s poor health recently, but fortunately, they were able to make it happen. Afterwards, our First Lady stopped at The Apartheid Museum and took pictures with 75 other women who would take part in a session with Mrs. Obama for The Young African Youth Leaders Forum.
Michelle Obama’s historical visit to South Africa is to focus on engaging the youth of Africa, while also sending a personal allegiance to the cultural heritage and political struggles of the continent. Her trip ends on June 25th where she will meet with employees of the US Embassy in the Botswanan capital Gaborone before going on a safari with the rest of the Obama family.
Look for more pictures after the break: