Challenging Heights promotes youth and family empowerment and children’s rights to education and freedom from forced labour in Ghana.
What We Do
We provide educational support for underserved children.
We support communities to build resistance to slavery
We provide survivors with aftercare, and rehabilitation support.
Many thanks to the Rotary Club of Tema who sent a donation of books to be added to our Hand in Hand for Literacy Community Library. We are excited to add them to our shelves for students and community members to enjoy.Our library continues to offer much variety ensuring everyone can find something they want to read!
Friday, children at our Hovde House transition shelter went on an excursion to Kakum National Park. They enjoyed crossing the canopy walkway that connects seven large treetops within the forest, even if it was a little scary!
Every year, children and staff at the shelter take a trip to the park, in order to enjoy a fun trip and experience something new.
“for to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”-Nelson Mandela
Today, on this Mandela Day, we appreciate a man who stood up against injustice, fought for freedom, and left the world a legacy. How can you take action and inspire change today??
After a child slave has been rescued from Lake Volta it is crucial for their well-being and safety that there is a very thorough and holistic rehabilitation process.
Learn more about the rehabilitation assessment at the Hovde House transition shelter here:
ICT remedial students work on their computer skills while also creating an individual business plan. By the end of the course they will have learned Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and CorelDRAW.
Learn more about the global crime of human trafficking in the 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report.
Five years ago today, President Obama and his family visited the Cape Coast Castle to learn the history of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. These castles stand to not only represent the past of slavery but they also embody the millions of people still enslaved today. Government leaders, tourists, and modern day advocates can visit these castles to use the historical lessons to find parallels to modern-day slavery and remember the fight is not over.
Meet Madam Nana Safowaa, Librarian, for our Hand in Hand for Literacy Community Library.
During school hours, she works with the students to conduct reading class, giving them access to books at all reading levels.
She will also be working with the community to allow them to have access to the libraries exciting collection of books.
She hopes to instill passion for reading in the children and community, assist them as they come to the library, and make it a welcoming place for everyone who enters the library.
Community Child Protection Committees are active representatives of local communities who voluntarily give their time to ensure no child is being sent to Lake Volta. They are vital in protecting vulnerable children and raising awareness about child trafficking in Ghana.
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