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.

Challenging Heights School has commenced its eighth academic school year since opening in 2007. We continue to push for all children to be able access their right to an education.

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Construction work is progressing well for our Livelihoods project: we were pleased to show round ICCO , funding partners for our current protection programmes, and explain our strategy of empowering women to care for their children and support them in education.

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Today we have started distributing the first of 40,000 of TOMS shoes to all children enrolled in public school in surrounding districts. Read more about it on our blog:

2 days ago

We were pleased to see our friend and campaign partner from Walk Free, Sonia Kwame, recently help Africa Today address the issue of Modern Slavery in Africa on – check out her powerful interview (27 minutes in).

3 days ago

The second batch of 59 young people on our Business and ICT training programme this year graduated today. We are delighted to welcome Marta Cabrera and Theodorus Chronopoulos from EMpower – The Emerging Markets Foundation Ltd , funders of the programme, to hear from students first hand about the impact it has had on their lives. Already 29 have secured better jobs, and 13 gained access to education – opportunities that were denied them prior to them gaining skills in leadership, entrepreneurship and computing.

4 days ago

Join us & Walk Free as we say no to child trafficking to Lake Volta. Sign our petition today.

1 week ago

Recently we have had two successful reintegration’s in which children were reunited with their families. The children were given new school materials including shoes, backpacks, schoolbooks, pens and pencils to use in the new school year. We are excited to see the bright futures these children will be pursuing as they continue to live in freedom.

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We are working to instill leadership and life skills in the minds of the children we work with.

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Challenging Heights joins the world in calling on parents and governments to make more reading materials available for children to improve world wide literacy

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For at least $25 a month you can join the Challenging Heights sponsorship club and help keep our work sustainable. This will aid in the rescue, rehabilitation, education, and empowerment of the children we work with.

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