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.

Today we recognize World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.Take action and learn more about child trafficking in Ghana and around the world.

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In order to share the reality of poverty at ground level, Participate, is an initiative that brought together participatory research in more than 30 countries to bridge the gap between those most affected by poverty and marginalisation with national and global decision making. Take a look at anthology James Kofi Annan co-authored:

1 day ago

Challenging Heights staff stand behind James as he faces smear campaigners who are working to tarnish his name. James choses to be completely transparent to ensure he has nothing to hide.

5 days ago

We were excited to welcome Eric Hovde and his family as they paid a visit to Ghana this past week. They were able to see the finished Hovde House transition shelter for the first time since it opened in 2012. They enjoyed a game of football with the children and later took on the Challenging Heights School team in volleyball, even James got involved! Yet, the students skills still prevailed as they came away triumphant.
We send a major thank you to Eric Hovde, his family, and the Hovde Foundation for all of the support they have provided to Challenging Heights and the children we serve.

6 days ago

Winneba Immigration launches project to combat child trafficking in the Effutu Municipality and invited Challenging Heights to be involved. Read more here about the collaboration between government and community to help keep children safe from trafficking to Lake Volta.

1 week ago

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!

1 week ago

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.

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“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??

1 week ago

Be a voice to end the worst forms of child labour!

1 week ago

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:

2 weeks ago