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.

Help us STOP domestic slavery in Ghana. SIGN This petition and SHARE with your friends to pressure the government to protect children’s rights:

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Education is a fundamental right, but it’s also necessary for Ghana’s economic development. A new Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) study puts Ghana at the bottom of global school rankings, out of 76 countries. The OECD predicts that Ghana would see a 38-fold increase in GDP if all 15 year-olds achieved a basic level of education. Help us make that a reality!

1 day ago

“When they grow up, they will know and do better.” That’s why volunteers with our Community Child Protection Committee (CCPC) say they do it. This week’s blog highlights just how vital they are to preventing child trafficking in their neighbourhoods. READ and SHARE the blog to see how self-policing and genuine caring will improve children’s rights and opportunities throughout Winneba, surrounding towns and even fishing communities near Lake Volta.

2 days ago

In just a few weeks, these excited community members will be sowing their own oats! Our Livelihoods Programme’s next mission is horticulture training. Over the last week, at least 50 men and women signed up to start the 3 month programme. Soon enough they will be turning seeds into profits and “grow” their futures!

3 days ago

Our own James Kofi Annan represented Challenging Heights’ mission for children’s rights and social justice at the Freedom For All fundraiser in NYC last week. We’re excited that Katie Ford and so many others share our mission to end modern day slavery. You too, can join the cause:

4 days ago

#FBF Take a look at one of the first Challenging Heights structures! And now this week, 5a students are hard at work in their classroom. Students learn about temperature during their science lessons.

1 week ago

Congratulations, Dr. James Kofi Annan! Our president was honored in Washington DC with the Hearts on Fire 2015 #BeTheSpark Award yesterday. He and Ana Reyes, with Cycling Smarts, are deemed visionaries and change-makers at the Ashoka Future Forum.

1 week ago

Our Livelihoods Programme is helping to create entrepreneurs in Winneba! Dozens learned how to make soap so they can start their own businesses and sell to shops at the market. Check out how some have already gotten customers and are making profits in this week’s newest blog post:

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Our advocacy team welcomes the National Catholic Secretariat – Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference to Challenging Heights. They’re partnering with us and Walk Free for the “Send No Child” campaign, encouraging religious leaders to speak to their congregations about the dangers of child trafficking. It’s just one collaboration in our quest to protect children’s rights in Ghana.

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Help us STOP domestic slavery in Ghana. SIGN This petition and SHARE with your friends to pressure the government to protect children’s rights:

1 week ago