News

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

Helping a slave become a child again
Rescue and Recovery

Helping a slave become a child again

The use of child labour is a widespread problem in Ghana, with inherently local challenges. Children working is an accepted...
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Volunteering
Partnerships

Volunteering

Challenging Heights has welcomed volunteers from different part of the world since 2009. Volunteers can be a valuable resource, bringing...
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Get Involved This Anti-Trafficking Month
Advocacy

Get Involved This Anti-Trafficking Month

All over the world women, children and men are trafficked into modern slavery. In Ghana, over 190,000 people are estimated...
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A gift for James’s first ever birthday celebration!
News

A gift for James’s first ever birthday celebration!

After 39 years, James Kofi Annan has been encouraged by his family, friends and colleagues to finally celebrate his birthday....
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Kofi and Eric rescued from slavery
Rescue and Recovery

Kofi and Eric rescued from slavery

Eric is 8 years and his brother, Kofi, is 6 years. Despite being poor they once lived a moderate life...
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Mandela lives
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Mandela lives

  "Now, and finally, Mandela begins to live. A tortured triumphant dignified soul, whose beautiful spirit has began to live....
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Importance Of Collaboration
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Importance Of Collaboration

  Today I had the pleasure of presenting the World’s Children’s’ Prize for the rights of the child to Ghana...
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Challenging Heights’ School wins ICT Spelling Bee
Education Prevention

Challenging Heights’ School wins ICT Spelling Bee

Challenging Heights students came top at the just concluded ICT spelling bee organized by the Arkcity-Link foundation at the central...
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Child Trafficking to Lake Volta – The Situation
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Child Trafficking to Lake Volta – The Situation

Child trafficking in the Lake Volta fishery of Ghana is one of the prominent issues receiving attention from various governments...
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Back in Ghana
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Back in Ghana

It is a great honor to have received the 2013 World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child. It...
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World’s Childrens’ Prize Press Conference Speech (Sweden)
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World’s Childrens’ Prize Press Conference Speech (Sweden)

Dear children and present media, The last few days I have had the honour to travel to Sweden as part...
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James Kofi Annan wins the World's Childrens' Prize for the right of the child
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James Kofi Annan wins the World's Childrens' Prize for the right of the child

Ghanaian child rights activist, James Kofi Annan and his Challenging Heights organisation have been declared winners of the 2013 edition...
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Interview in Guardian newspaper
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Interview in Guardian newspaper

James Kofi Annan: turning around the life of a child slave We speak to a former child slave who went...
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A recent interview with the Guardian newspaper
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A recent interview with the Guardian newspaper

You were sold into child slavery at the age of six. What memories do you have of that time? As...
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Kwesi’s thoughts on upcoming trip to Sweden
Education Prevention

Kwesi’s thoughts on upcoming trip to Sweden

This October Kwesi will be accompanying me to the Worlds Children’s Prize award ceremony at Gripsholms Castle, Sweden. Kwesi’s story...
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Cultural Festival at Challenging Heights’ Rehabilitation Shelter
Rescue and Recovery

Cultural Festival at Challenging Heights’ Rehabilitation Shelter

The Challenging Heights’ rehabilitation shelter has recently been a hive of music, dance, costume making, painting and line recital. Friday,...
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CH Launches 2012 Annual Report
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CH Launches 2012 Annual Report

Download the Challenging Heights Annual Report 2012 to read about our accomplishments over the last year! Please note, this version is optimized...
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A Child Centred Approach
Rescue and Recovery

A Child Centred Approach

The Challenging Heights School has been a hive of action over the past two months. New words can be heard...
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For the rights of the child: World’s Children’s Prize introduced across Winneba district
News

For the rights of the child: World’s Children’s Prize introduced across Winneba district

Watching students from 65 schools from across the Winneba district come together for the first ever World’s Children’s Prize(WCP) sensitisation...
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Remedial School to Restore Hope Graduation
Education Prevention

Remedial School to Restore Hope Graduation

  The rain was deafening as it lashed the roof of Challenging Heights Community Shelter. Perched on a hill that rises...
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