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"The dungeon is really something that people should see and experience".

While in Africa on her first global solo trip as first lady, Melania Trump visited a historic former slave holding facility in Ghana, calling the experience "very emotional". The exterior of the palace was decorated with Ghanaian and American flags while inside, yellow and purple sashes symbolizing royalty and wealth adorned the walls. "The dungeons that I's really something that people should see and experience".

Seven-year-old Afia Boakye- Yiadom, a class two pupil of the School, also waited anxiously, to present a bouquet of flowers to the First Lady.

Trump also walked through the fabled "Door of No Return", an archway over a small tunnel that led from the main square of the interior castle down to the beach, where large waves crashed upon the shore.

The American First Lady thanked her hosts for the warm welcome she had received; describing her hosts "as handsome and warm people". "I'm very honored to be here in your handsome country", she told the crowd as part of her brief remarks.

Mrs. Trump replied that she was "very honored" to be there, accepting a gift of Kente cloth and slippers as a remembrance of the trip.

Later, the two women paid a visit to a baby clinic at Ghana's Greater Accra Regional Hospital. "Thank you to Chief Osabarima Kwesi Atta & the chieftains for the warm welcome & cultural ceremony".

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First lady Melania Trump tours Cape Coast Castle with museum educator Kwesi Essel-Blankson in Ghana on October 3, 2018.

Trump has made advocating for children's welfare one of her main platform ideals.

"So, he went to a school to a school for deaf to invite kids for 1st lady's event".

The 48-year-old, who is now on the second official day of her Africa tour, stepped out wearing a Veronica Beard design that she first modeled back in September 2017 during a trip to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland with her husband. She repeated the look while enjoying an evening celebration with her East Wing interns at the end of their time at the White House.

All four countries the first lady is slated to visit will receive funds from the U.S. Agency for International Development.

The US first lady stepped off an overnight flight from Andrews Airforce Base near Washington and onto a red carpet at Accra's Kotoka International Airport.

"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", Melania said in a brief address to a group that included the spouses of foreign leaders last week in NY, when they were in town for the United Nations General Assembly.