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Stories and updates from the Challenging Heights team, partners, and supporters.

Challenging Heights Rescues 42 More Children From Slavery
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Challenging Heights Rescues 42 More Children From Slavery

Go Back Challenging Heights Rescues 42 More Children From Slavery December 10, 2018Challenging Heights in collaboration with the Ghana Police...
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In Support of #FootballPeople Action Weeks
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In Support of #FootballPeople Action Weeks

Go Back In Support of #FootballPeople Action Weeks October 15, 2018  I have to admit, I’m not a huge sports...
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Challenging Heights Hovde House Family Visit
Advocacy Rescue and Recovery

Challenging Heights Hovde House Family Visit

Its Family Time! The family visit day is one of the key events on the Challenging Heights Hovde House’s calendar....
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We Value Education
Education

We Value Education

In a country where 1.9 million children 5 to 17 years of age are engaged in some form of child...
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It Takes a Village: Fighting Child Trafficking With Football
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It Takes a Village: Fighting Child Trafficking With Football

Trafficking impacts children and their families on the individual level, but here in Ghana’s coastal communities, a troubling pattern has emerged....
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The difficult search and rescue of Kwame*
Rescue and Recovery

The difficult search and rescue of Kwame*

It was early evening when the Rescue Team stepped off the bus in Yeji. They had little time to get...
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The Challenging Heights Hovde House is expanding
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The Challenging Heights Hovde House is expanding

So far in 2017, we have cared for 128 children at the Challenging Heights Hovde House. That means that 128...
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After 4 years in slavery, “There’s hope.”
Rescue and Recovery

After 4 years in slavery, “There’s hope.”

Growing up, Kojo* was a typical Ghanaian child. He is the second oldest of six children, so he helped to...
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Challenging Heights rescues 15 children from slavery
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Challenging Heights rescues 15 children from slavery

Challenging Heights, in collaboration with the Ghana Police Service, the Ghana Navy, and Department of Social Welfare, rescued 15 more...
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Challenging Heights Campaigns Against Violence in Schools
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Challenging Heights Campaigns Against Violence in Schools

Challenging Heights is campaigning against violence against children in school with the launch of research into the harmful effects of...
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Challenging Heights Marks Blue Day in Senya Bereku
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Challenging Heights Marks Blue Day in Senya Bereku

Challenging Heights, along with the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, commemorated World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on...
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“Our mission: to learn about children’s rights”
Education Prevention

“Our mission: to learn about children’s rights”

Last week, a group of students at Friends International Academy joined us for the Child Rights Camp (CRC). In 2003...
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With an unexpected reprieve, Challenging Heights calls for greater cooperation
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With an unexpected reprieve, Challenging Heights calls for greater cooperation

Challenging Heights is pleased to note that Ghana has maintained, against all odds, Tier 2 Watch List standing on the...
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Children visit home to prepare for reintegration
Rescue and Recovery

Children visit home to prepare for reintegration

It's a relatively routine morning in Joma, a small town along the coast of Ghana. Women are walking the streets,...
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Spreading anti-corporal punishment philosophy among teachers
Advocacy

Spreading anti-corporal punishment philosophy among teachers

We know that changing cultural norms is no easy task. While more than three-fourths of survey respondents in our impact...
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Challenging Heights releases 2016 Annual Report
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Challenging Heights releases 2016 Annual Report

Last year was an important year for us at Challenging Heights. We took a hard look at what services we...
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Ghana’s government joins effort to end trafficking in 5 years
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Ghana’s government joins effort to end trafficking in 5 years

We at Challenging Heights spent much of last year assessing the state of trafficking in Ghana and thinking big. This...
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Challenging Heights rescues 17 more children from Lake Volta
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Challenging Heights rescues 17 more children from Lake Volta

Challenging Heights, in partnership with Abolish Slavery Now, an Abolitionist organization based out of Ventura, California, rescued 17 more trafficked...
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Positive behaviour recognition supports children’s recovery
Rescue and Recovery

Positive behaviour recognition supports children’s recovery

After we conduct a rescue and the children are brought to the Challenging Heights Hovde House rehabilitation shelter, they are...
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Challenging Heights celebrates women on International Women’s Day
Livelihoods Prevention

Challenging Heights celebrates women on International Women’s Day

Today, 8 March, is marked every year as International Women's Day. We at Challenging Heights know and understand what it...
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