Challenging Heights promotes youth and family empowerment and children’s rights to education and freedom from forced labour in Ghana.
We provide educational support to hundreds of vulnerable or underserved children.
We rescue trafficked children and provide survivors with aftercare.
We support communities to build resistance to slavery and keep their children in school.
We seek to influence national policy and create advocates to help fight modern slavery.
Led by our advocacy manager we hosted a LEAP research workshop for stakeholders involved in our own LEAP research. Upon summarizing our research findings stakeholders became actively involved – leading breakout sessions to give feedback and create suggestions they thought would further improve the programme.
JHS 2 and 3 students were able to go on a guided tour to Apostle Safo’s Technology Centre. They learned about manufacturing cars, airplanes and various progressive electronics – for some they have seen first hand what they want to do in their future. They even were able to see an array of animals adding to the excitement!
Challenging Heights latest operation on Lake Volta has resulted in 21 trafficked children being rescued from hazardous forced labour.
Thank you Lindsey and Steph who organized Children’s Rescue Race Challenging Heights 5K Run/Walk 2014 in their hometown to raise nearly $5,000 in order to rescue, rehabilitate, and reintegrate children in hazardous child labour on Lake Volta!
How can you advocate about child trafficking in your hometown?
Everyday we see more and more children with smiles lighting up their faces and a new pair of TOMS on their feet on their daily walk to school. We are continuing to distribute #OneForOne shoes to children in our local communities.
Are you interested in visiting Challenging Heights while touring part of Ghana and participating in cultural activities? Join our next 2-week ambassadors programme…We look forward to you joining us!
More women have been consistently coming to learn and partake in our women’s economic empowerment programme…over 50 women have now registered!
Every year thousands of children are trafficked across Ghana on public transportation. Having police screen buses can save children before being sent to a life of modern slavery. TAKE ACTION today.
As the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is approaching we reflect on the improvement of child rights and the work that still needs to be done in Ghana and around the World.