News

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

Apprenticeships upon reintegration pave the way for a new life
Rescue and Recovery

Apprenticeships upon reintegration pave the way for a new life

The majority of the children working on Lake Volta are 10 years old or younger, and this is reflected in...
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Youth Empowerment Programme graduate expands business
Livelihoods Prevention

Youth Empowerment Programme graduate expands business

Perpetual Bondzie, 25, was working as a seamstress our of her house. However, her business was small because it was...
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Academic success for a survivor of slavery
Rescue and Recovery

Academic success for a survivor of slavery

Three years ago Kofi*, then 13, had completed his time at the Challenging Heights Hovde House. He was ready to...
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30 children reintegrated with families after surviving slavery
Rescue and Recovery

30 children reintegrated with families after surviving slavery

Last month, Challenging Heights and their partner Mercy Project reintegrated 30 children with their families after they completed the recovery...
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Access to education decreases risk of re-trafficking
Education Prevention

Access to education decreases risk of re-trafficking

At Challenging Heights, we believe in and support the protection of children's rights, particularly their right to an education. We've...
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Challenging Heights set to end child trafficking in 5 years
News

Challenging Heights set to end child trafficking in 5 years

We at Challenging Heights have reached a crucial point in our history. For the past 12 years we have spread...
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Child trafficking can lead to child marriage our research finds
Advocacy

Child trafficking can lead to child marriage our research finds

Throughout the years that we've been rescuing and rehabilitating survivors of modern slavery on Lake Volta, we've heard stories and...
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A free and happy Christmas for more than 50 survivors of slavery
Rescue and Recovery

A free and happy Christmas for more than 50 survivors of slavery

There was a buzz in the air all week. Classes had been closed for a few days and the children...
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18 children rescued from forced labour on Lake Volta
Rescue and Recovery

18 children rescued from forced labour on Lake Volta

There wasn't a cloud in the sky, but the soft haze of Harmattan had settled above the waters of Lake...
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Microgrants support families of reintegrated children
Livelihoods Prevention

Microgrants support families of reintegrated children

Once we have rescued children from Lake Volta and they are recovering at our Hovde House shelter, our reintegration team...
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James Kofi Annan addresses U.N. to mark #EndSlavery day
News

James Kofi Annan addresses U.N. to mark #EndSlavery day

Each year, December 2 marks the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. This year, James Kofi Annan, the president...
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Workshop for practitioners on Guidelines for Children’s Reintegration
Advocacy

Workshop for practitioners on Guidelines for Children’s Reintegration

Earlier this year, Family for Every Child released the Guidelines on Children's Reintegration, which Challenging Heights had a part in producing....
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Women’s economic empowerment fights child trafficking
Livelihoods Prevention

Women’s economic empowerment fights child trafficking

In a survey of coastal community residents 71.2 percent of respondents said that extreme poverty would be a reason why...
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Challenging Heights is AGI’s Social Enterprise of the Year
News

Challenging Heights is AGI’s Social Enterprise of the Year

Challenging Heights has received the Best Social Enterprise award at the 5th edition of the Association of Ghana Industry (AGI)...
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From modern slavery to second chief mechanic apprentice
Rescue and Recovery

From modern slavery to second chief mechanic apprentice

Kwame props the hood of the taxi up and bends at the waist to reach into the engine. He fiddles...
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Students from Castle View High School spruce up shelter
Education Partnerships Prevention

Students from Castle View High School spruce up shelter

Earlier this year, the students of Castle View High School in Castle View, Colorado choose Challenging Heights as the recipient...
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Now a seamstress apprentice, Ruth has hope for her future
Rescue and Recovery

Now a seamstress apprentice, Ruth has hope for her future

Years as a domestic servant for fishermen on Lake Volta, Ruth knew cooking and washing. She would take boat trips...
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Challenging Heights shares Children’s Reintegration Guidelines in Ghana
Advocacy News

Challenging Heights shares Children’s Reintegration Guidelines in Ghana

As a part of the launch of the Children's Reintegration Guidelines from Family for Every Child, Challenging Heights called together...
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Supporting safe schools through anti-corporal punishment training
Advocacy Education Prevention

Supporting safe schools through anti-corporal punishment training

Challenging Heights School is now Friends International Academy! We are building on our success and responding to the needs of our...
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Reintegration day is full of emotions, including satisfaction
Rescue and Recovery

Reintegration day is full of emotions, including satisfaction

Upon entering the gates to the Challenging Heights Hovde House, you could tell that today was not a normal day....
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